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Letter: The selling of judicial elections

Published 03/20/2010, West Central Tribune

In January the Supreme Court put our republic up for sale. It was done without fanfare in the case of Citizens United v. FEC. Five activist justices using two premises — that corporations are people with all constitutional rights and that money equals speech — ruled that the corporations could spend any amount of their profits to campaign in any and all elections. They may not contribute directly to a candidate but they may advertise and do everything to advance the agenda of their candidate.

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