Michael van der Galien

Unions Worry Corporations Will Overrun Campaigns

Posted on January 26 2010 7:29 am
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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At first blush, the Supreme Court’s ruling last week striking down longstanding campaign finance restrictions seemed good news for any entity looking to spend its money more freely in the political arena — including labor unions.

In its 5-4 decision, the high court threw out parts of a 63-year-old law that said companies and unions could be prohibited from using their own money to produce and run campaign ads for or against particular candidates.

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