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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 21, 2010
11:32 AM

CONTACT: CREW

Matt Jacob 202.408.5565

Supreme Court Overturns Existing Campaign Finance Law

WASHINGTON - January 21 - Today, the Supreme Court overturned 60 years of precedent prohibiting corporations and unions from spending treasury funds to run ads endorsing or opposing candidates for federal office. CREW executive director Melanie Sloan stated, "This is a disaster for regulation of campaign spending. It means ads advocating the election or defeat of federal candidates will no longer be put out just by candidates and parties, but will now also come from corporations and unions."

Further analysis to follow.

Click here to read the Supreme Court's decision.

 

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Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting ethics and accountability in government and public life by targeting government officials -- regardless of party affiliation -- who sacrifice the common good to special interests. CREW advances its mission using a combination of research, litigation and media outreach.



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