The US Supreme Court is expected to rule this week (possibly tomorrow) on a case that could have monumental ramifications for campaign finance reform and pave the way for unlimited corporate, union, and private money in elections and politics. The court in Citizens United v. FEC could broaden the definition of free speech to include corporate spending on political candidates. If they do, big business will be free to spend unlimited sums of money to support, or attack, political candidates without safe-guards to protect against corruption.
Matt McGill, partner, Gibson, Dunn, and Crutcher LLP
Scott Nelson, attorney at Public Citizen