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Published: Monday, June 25 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Bountiful, UT

Well, so much for that much discussed planned approach by some Congressional members of all political stripes (and the Obama Administration) in trying to "create" a new law in an attempt to skirt around the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision.

What this really means is the original decision (precedence) of Citizens United has now been reconfirmed by this new decision. It now applies, not only to Federal law, but to State law. The independent political donations to outside PACs from corporations as well as unions cannot be restricted per the free speech provisions of the First Amendment.

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

if the SHAREHOLDERS don't like the corporation spending money on campaigns, they need to complain bitterly to the corporation's board of directors. And of course, the campaign spending should not be used to reduce the corporation's taxable income

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

I have to ask, why is it individual citizens have a limit, but Corporate Citizens do not?

Bountiful, UT

@Happy Valley,

If corporations or unions donate independently to a PAC, there is no limit to the donation. If corporations or unions donate directly to the respective campaign, then like individuals, there is a limit to the donated amount.

Remember, a corporation could very well be a non-profit organization formed only for the sole purpose of providing a pathway for individuals to contribute unlimited amounts independently to the non-profit corporation and hence to be donated to a PAC or to a PAC setup by the non-profit organization.

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