Money and Free Speech

Bostonians protested the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The court ruled that the First Amendment protected the right of corporations, associations, and labor unions to pay for advertisements supporting or opposing political candidates. This and subsequent rulings have spurred heated debate over the role and amount of private and corporate contributions in election campaigns.

Photo, Bostonians protest Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

Photo, Bostonians protest Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

Courtesy of Associated Press