Remember when liberals thought corporate speech was evil?

Remember when liberals thought corporate speech was evil?
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[Ed. – Democrats are nothing if they’re not hypocritical.]

Although many on the left have begun using corporations in their pressure campaigns against conservative voting legislation, Democratic politicians are still quick to criticize a Supreme Court case that allows corporations to engage in political speech during the electoral process.

The Supreme Court ruled in the 2010 case Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission that the FEC could not prevent a private group from distributing a film criticizing Hillary Clinton. Distribution of the film during the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries violated the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA), which prohibited corporate and union groups from engaging in electioneering communications. In ruling for Citizens United, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote that “no sufficient governmental interest justifies limits on the political speech of nonprofit or for-profit corporations.”

Democrats criticized the free speech ruling, complaining that corporate money would harm American politics.

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