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Available thru midnight 7/14. There have been many laws put in place designed to regulate campaign financing. The 2010 Supreme Court case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission is expected to have major influences on the conduct of future election. A. Write a paragraph explaining what this case is about. Include background information and the final ruling on this case. You would need to do outside research for this case. B. What are the implications of the Supreme Court ruling in this case for future elections. To get full credit for this discussion, cite the sources you used for your research, post over at least three days and reply to at least two peers. This discussion will close on midnight 7/14. “In a 5-4 decision, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled that corporations and unions have the same political speech rights as individuals under the First Amendment. It found no compelling government interest for prohibiting corporations and unions from using their general treasury funds to make election-related independent expenditures.” The case all started with a 90 minute documentary entitled
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  • Summer '08
  • Political Science, Supreme Court of the United States, First Amendment to the United States Constitution, Federal¬†Election¬†Commission, U. S. Supreme Court, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

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