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The US Supreme Court: Free Speech and Money in Politics

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The US Supreme Court has taken the limits off campaign spending by corporations and unions. Has that liberated a major cause of corruption? Critics say public policy is for sale in Congress, and that unlimited special-interest spending will make things worse for both Liberals and Conservatives. Defenders say corporations and unions have rights of free speech, like people.  Does that mean they can run for office? One corporation has already declared its candidacy. We talk about issues at the heart of Americans' declining confidence in their government.

Credits

Guests:
Lawrence Lessig - Harvard Law School - @lessig, Steve Hoersting - Vice President, Center for Competitive Politics, Eric Hensal - 'Designated Human,' Murry Hill Inc for Congress campaign, Kenneth Vogel - New York Times - @kenvogel

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Julia Flucht, Christian Bordal, Katie Cooper