Big Money, Political Influence and the Right to Free Speech

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Three weeks before its next session is scheduled to open -- with Justice Sonia Sotomayor on the bench for the first time, the US Supreme Court today heard a case that could change 100 years of campaign finance laws. Last year, the Federal Elections Commission banned the broadcast of Hillary: The Movie, because it was funded by a corporation. Today's unusual hearing was called for arguments on whether the ban on corporate contributions violates the constitutional right to free speech.

Credits

Guests:
Joan Biskupic - Reuters - @JoanBiskupic, Bradley Smith - Center for Competitive Politics - @CommishSmith, Rick Hasen - University of California, Irvine - @rickhasen, Dave Levinthal - Center for Public Integrity - @davelevinthal

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Andrea Brody