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September 9th, 2009
03:11 PM ET

Justices consider easing union, corporate limits

The Supreme Court rehearing a case that could possibly lead to a reversal of the current campaign finance law.

Fredricka Whitfield spoke with civil rights attorney and law professor Avery Friedman about the case.


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  1. Mike Armstrong TX.

    The Unions need there belts tietend not loosend they are part of the proublem to this nightmare resescion they pull moneys from the companey that exstends there meens driving the work away and killing the company.Do we really have a choice Jack just who is really in charge here the people or Nancy.

    September 9, 2009 at 5:59 pm |
  2. waymond

    Barack should take Baby Bush(s) role, just pass the bill regardless, bush did it.

    September 9, 2009 at 10:21 pm |
  3. sion

    I strongly believe that the Bush administration along w/the companies that received tax breaks for 8 yrs from the Bush administration,became too greedy and bankrupt america and then "cook the books" to cover the greed. Because of these terrible times caused by Bush it is urgently time to reverse the laws when it comes to campaign funding by these companies the republicans have filled their pockets full and have no integrity they are so tainted they are not capable of telling truth they are to busy playing political games @ the expense of us americans.

    September 10, 2009 at 3:14 am |
  4. L. Cooks

    I would like to know WHY!! every thing the President go out to do there are so many people who want to put him down. They are looking for failure. They are looking for it in everything he go's out to do, and it's wrong it is so wrong.
    In Mobile Alabama they sent home permission slips for the parents to sign to give the school permission to let the kids see his education speech. I know for a fact this would not have happen if Bush or any other person was the president.
    And what happen last night while he was giving his speech on Health Care was dissrespectful. Look people you may not like him but he does deserve your respect!! Because the short time he has been in office he as did more then Bush did in his 8 years of service.

    September 10, 2009 at 11:47 am |
  5. mary griffin

    Please keep the citzens of this country rights strong. If you vote for corp. to have the same rights as indiviules, we may as well gave our freedoms up now.

    September 10, 2009 at 3:35 pm |
  6. carolyn

    Oh, good. So, now more of our healthcare premiums can be put to work against us.

    Didn't President Obama say that there would be no lobbyists, especially those coming back a second time? Somebody find that video! Please!

    September 10, 2009 at 3:38 pm |
  7. douglas clement

    Is it true that Joe wilson is in the National Guard? If so what is the punishment for insubordination?

    September 10, 2009 at 4:49 pm |
  8. Heather Mash

    Bill Moyer of PBS did a very informative show on this issue of CORPORATIONS and the Supreme Court hearing on it. We all need to be informed on this issue in a clear and direct manner. As an individual I would also like to know where do I send my concerns and civil outrage about unregulated CORPORATIONS who's only interest is corporate interest and making money. Who do we contact and what do we do. Our Country needs to not just speak on blogs but to know how to educated ourselves by using the media and internet more effectively.
    Today issue is about too much CORPORATION POWER this is a scary issue folks. Please help us get the straight answers on this topic.

    Thanks, Heather

    September 11, 2009 at 1:53 pm |
  9. Lucy, Texas

    A corporation should not have the rights of a citizen. It is "We, the people of the United States of America" who were given the right to vote. The Corporations can't vote and all their donations should be barred from participating in any political campaign. Let them support the American charities if they want to give money to a cause. When corporations give to political parties or candidates...it is just trying to buy a Congressman. Who can support that? Their money can only corrupt our political process.

    Remember the 2008 stock market crash and the bailout to save these corporations and how at end of the year they were passing out bonuses to their CEO's and executives like nothing happen? Or how about $375 million dollars given to the health care lobby this year while people losing their insurances by the millions and health care costs skyrocket? If corporations have this much money to pass out after a government handout, then I think the American public needs to keep them out of the political arena and ask Congress why the corporations are paying their fair share taxes.

    September 12, 2009 at 4:35 pm |
  10. Jeff

    1,100 jobs lost to Mexico, by Whirlpool's desertion of it's country (USA) to Mexico. Best act of defiance is to stop buying Whirlpool made brands of all type's, let the Mexican worker's support Whirlpool's bussiness.

    September 13, 2009 at 3:18 pm |