decisión del Supremo EEUU: caso Citizens United

Lo que se temía. Decisión 5-4 del Supremo EEUU en el caso en que corporaciones impugnaban el poder del Estado de poner límites -a través de la Ley Electoral- a las aportaciones monetarias corporativas a las campañas politicas. no tengo que dar detalles de cómo se dividió el Tribunal... mayoritaria de Kennedy, disidente de Stevens.

nota del NYT. Luego pondré el enlace a la opinión.

Kennedy: “If the First Amendment has any force, it prohibits Congress from fining or jailing citizens, or associations of citizens, for simply engaging in political speech.”

Stevens: the majority had committed a grave error in treating corporate speech the same as that of human beings.

Obama: “With its ruling today,” he said, “the Supreme Court has given a green light to a new stampede of special interest money in our politics. It is a major victory for big oil, Wall Street banks, health insurance companies and the other powerful interests that marshal their power every day in Washington to drown out the voices of everyday Americans.”

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