The Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United swept away a number of federal campaign finance restrictions. Why all the anguish? The thinking of those appalled by Citizens United is not especially complimentary to the electorate. With corporations (unions and nonprofits are for some reason exempt from their ire) now able to pour as much money as they want into advertisements, they will in essence control the nation’s democracy. But voters can resist the siren song of ads.
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