In two short years, the US Supreme Court’s ruling that corporations have the same political rights as natural people has produced plenty of mischief — so much so that the justices should have welcomed the chance to step it back. Instead, the same five justices who formed the majority in the 2010 Citizens United campaign-finance case made that ruling more sweeping, by rejecting — without hearing oral arguments — a Montana law that placed certain restrictions on corporate campaign expenditures in elections in that state.
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