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President Obama’s weekly address: Blast Supreme Court ruling on campaign spending

By: Neil Middleton
By: Neil Middleton

President Obama is blasting last week’s Supreme Court decision easing limits on campaign spending by corporations and labor unions. Meanwhile, Republicans are calling it a victory for free speech.

President Obama is blasting last week’s Supreme Court decision easing limits on campaign spending by corporations and labor unions. 

The ruling paves the way for companies to run campaign ads for or against a candidate.  The President says he can’t “think of anything more devastating to the public interest.”

 

Meanwhile Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell calls it a victory for free speech. 

“For too long, some in this country have been deprived of full participation in the political process. The Supreme Court took an important step in the direction of restoring the First Amendment rights of these groups by ruling that the Constitution protects their right to express themselves about political candidates and issues up until Election Day.”

In the 5-4 decision, the high court overturned two earlier rulings and threw out parts of a 63-year-old law.  That law maintained companies and unions can be prohibited from using their own money to run campaign ads that urge the election or defeat of particular candidates by name.

Do you agree with the Supreme Court’s decision?  Let me know your thoughts.

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