Supreme Court mulls revisiting state campaign spending restrictions
June 14th, 2012
02:03 PM ET
10 years ago

Supreme Court mulls revisiting state campaign spending restrictions

Washington (CNN) - Money in presidential and congressional campaigns has already reached record heights so far this election year, thanks in part to recent rulings by the Supreme Court and other federal judges that loosened long-standing restrictions on outside corporate spending.

But now the justices are poised to revisit one of the most controversial decisions in recent years, one that gave corporations expanded "free speech" power in independent federal election expenditures.


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  1. SafeJourney

    Its about time.

    June 14, 2012 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  2. Bob

    This corrupt, hyper-partisan, judicial activist Supreme Court has lost all respect.

    Roberts lied when he said he would only call balls and strikes.

    Time to impeach him for lying to Congress.

    June 14, 2012 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  3. cali girl

    Please review Super PACS. States are one thing, but the national level is out of control.

    June 14, 2012 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  4. Boo

    The Supreme Court is full of it too...

    June 14, 2012 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  5. Marie MD

    Aren't these supposed to be the best and brightest? Then again they are conservatives after all! Political opinions should NOT be at play.
    I still can't get ovef roberts not being able to give the Oath of Office correctly on January 2009! What a disgrace his court is!
    I am glad that they have recognized that the flip floppef is trying to buy this election!!! Nthis was probably one ocmthe worst decision in the history of scotus.

    June 14, 2012 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  6. Thomas

    Donuts are people too !

    Romney is GW Bush.

    Just make Carl Rove a Supreme Court Justice !

    June 14, 2012 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  7. TheProud1

    The Supreme Court has become a joke...and probably will strike down the Affordable Health Care Law along partisan lines. I am beginning to lose respect for the Court.

    June 14, 2012 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  8. Gurgyl

    Corporations, Saudi Arabia, Israel are buying our elections???????? Nonsense.

    June 14, 2012 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  9. Are you kidding me?

    They should have thought harder about it the first time. Time to correct the toxic mistake they made.

    June 14, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  10. Rudy NYC

    I would expect a conservative court to double down on its' devilish ruling, and expand it at the state level. Watch them punt and create new law by declaring that states have the right to determine their own campaign finance rules, independently from any other state.

    States rights. Gee, folks, what ever happened to "United States", huh? Now we have "Citizens United", but only the citizens and people are corporations. Pretty soon this country should be named "United Corporations of America".

    June 14, 2012 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |