Monday, June 25, 2012
Supreme Court sticks with corporate personhood
by Larry Geller
In a blow to those trying to restrict corporate spending in U.S. elections, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled against a century-old law in Montana that set limits on business spending for political campaigns in the state.
By a 5-4 vote, the country's highest court ruled for three corporations … all of which challenged the law as violating their free-speech rights.
[Reuters, Supreme Court permits no limits on state campaign funds, 6/25/2012]
The daily paper rests silently on your dining room table, powerless to inform you, while it all unfolds out there. So check Google News or your favorite tweets, and keep a barf bag within reach. [Afterthought: after posting this article, I took another look at the Star-Advertiser front page. It seems (to the editors, at least) that the most important news today is “Saving the shaka”.]