Free Speech for Corporations

Zephyr Teachout on Bill Moyers' Journal, January 29, 2010

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Associate Professor Zephyr Teachout appeared on Bill Moyers' Journal on its January 29 broadcast to discuss the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The Court's ruling forbids the government from banning political spending by corporations in candidate elections. Teachout explained, "This decision, at base, is about power. That's why people from the left and right are responding. ... There's a sense that power—political power—is being taken away from the citizen, which is really a core idea of this country."

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