On Payola: Stevens, Ginsburg, Beyer and Sotomayor Dissent
Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, joined by Justices Steven Beyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor, wrote the 90 page dissenting opinion for the Supreme Court's ruling on Citizens United v Federal Election Commission.
The Supreme Court essentially ruled corporate entities were afforded the same rights as individuals in relation to contributing and participating in making campaign contributions to candidates in the election process.
Justice Stevens wrote in part:
“the Court’s ruling threatens to undermine the integrity of elected institutions across the Nation. The path it has taken to reach its outcome will, I fear, do damage to this institution.”
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