Supreme Court on verge of overturning campaign finance laws

By David Edwards
Wednesday, September 9, 2009 11:13 EDT
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The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in case of a film attacking Hillary Clinton. NBC’s Pete Williams reported that five justices indicated support for overturning prohibitions on the contributions of corporations and labor unions.

Senators John McCain and Russ Feingold held a press conference to express their concerns. “There’s certain judges who are alleging that somehow corporations have the same rights as citizens. I don’t accept that premise,” said McCain.

“The one thing I know is that if the court overturns long-standing demands — long before McCain/Feingold as it’s called, the ban on corporate and union campaign contributions, I think you will see an era of corruption.”

This video is from MSNBC’s News Live, broadcast Sept. 9, 2009.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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