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In January 2010 the Supreme Court blocked a ban on political spending by corporations in candidate elections.

The 2012 presidential election season is here. And once again campaign finance questions are being raised, especially following the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that struck down limits on corporate campaign spending. We look at the role and workings of the Super PACs with Jerry Mayer, associate professor of public policy at George Mason University.

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