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March 10, 2010
Organized Labor and Citizens Unions Were The Biggest Winners in the ‘corporate’ free speech case
Source: Wall Street Journal
Author: Steven J. Law

 

When President Obama delivered his tongue-lashing to the Supreme Court in his State of the Union address—accusing the justices of opening "the floodgates for special interests"—he didn't mention the No. 1 beneficiary of the Court's Citizens United decision. Nor did Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) when he excoriated the campaign finance case as a victory for "corporate America."

The unmentioned winners massively outspend any corporation on politics. By their own admission, they dropped roughly half a billion dollars in the 2008 elections, overwhelming any group representing business.

Despite enjoying access to the highest reaches of the federal government, many of ...

 

 

 

 

 


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