Friday, May 27, 2011

Welcome to Multinational Corptocracy: If non-American based corporations reimburse American employees for campaign donations...?

"In a ruling issued late Thursday, U.S. District Judge James Cacheris
tossed out part of the indictment against two men
accused of illegally reimbursing donors to Hillary Clinton's Senate and presidential campaigns.

Cacheris says that under last year's Citizens United Supreme Court case,
corporations enjoy the same right as people to contribute to campaigns.

...The Citizens United case had applied only to independent corporate expenditures,
not to actual campaign contributions.

In court papers, prosecutors defending the law said overturning the ban on corporate contributions
would ignore a century of legal precedent."


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