Monday, June 25, 2012

Summary of SCOTUS Rulings Today

The Supreme Court of the United States did not release their ObamaCare ruling today but three decisions were handed down. - Reggie

Court rejects corporate campaign spending limits

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Monday reaffirmed its 2-year-old decision allowing corporations to spend freely to influence elections. The justices struck down a Montana law limiting corporate campaign spending.

By a 5-4 vote, the court's conservative justices said the decision in the Citizens United case in 2010 applies to state campaign finance laws and guarantees corporate and labor union interests the right to spend freely to advocate for or against candidates for state and local offices.

The majority turned away pleas from the court's liberal justices to give a full hearing to the case because massive campaign spending since the January 2010 ruling has called into question some of its underpinnings.

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UPDATE: ObamaCare decision will be handed down at 10am ET, Thursday.

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