Closing Arguments: Elections for Sale?

By David Schoetz

Jan 21, 2010 11:03pm

Today, the Supreme Court changed American politics. In a sweeping 5-4 ruling, the court reversed a century of campaign-finance reform that had sought to limit money spent by private companies and unions on campaign advertising. Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing the majority opinion, ruled that limitations amounted to nothing short of "censorship" — especially in this vast new Internet age. Justice John Paul Stevens, writing the dissent, called the decision a "rejection of common sense" that opens the door for big-business special interest groups to buy elections. So tonight, we ask: Is the Court's decision a good one? Or do you think it will give too much power to corporations and unions? Tell us what you think. Terry's World News report embedded below.

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