Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Who's funding attack ads? It's a secret - CNN.com

Who's funding attack ads? It's a secret - CNN.com

This election season, special interests are sneaking around trying to influence voters by funding the attack ads you see on TV. With the help of a recent court ruling, they can do it all anonymously. It's hard not to think it's because they have something to be ashamed of.

In January, the Supreme Court gave corporations, unions and special interest groups the power to influence elections in an unlimited and anonymous way. In an unprecedented move, the court, the same majority who decried an activist court when they were nominees, legislated from the bench and overturned years of previous case law, striking down longstanding limitations on campaign spending from special interests in the case of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.

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