Money As Political Speech In The 2012 Elections

Law360, New York (July 13, 2012, 2:12 PM EDT) -- As the 2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions and subsequent elections quickly approach, campaign finance litigation in state and federal courts is expanding the vocabulary of money as political speech and corporations as political speakers. Historically, money has been defined as power, as the ruler of the world and now, perhaps most potently, as protected political speech for corporate donors.

A United States Supreme Court ruling in 1975, Buckley v. Valeo, deemed political money a form of speech, and state and federal courts have been attempting...
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