As if Citizens United wasn't bad enough...

06/03/11 Lisa Marzilli, Beth Bell
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Jessica Levinson


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Last week a federal judge overturned a century old ban prohibiting corporations from directly contributing to political candidates in US vs. Danielczyk. US District Judge James Cacheris based his ruling on the controversial Citizens United case arguing that if corporations are endowed with the same rights as people and people can contribute directly to political candidates then corporations should be able to do the same.

On today’s Last Call we spoke with attorney Jessica Levinson about the potential implications of last week’s decision. Levinson is Director of Political Reform at the Center for Governmental Studies and an adjunct professor at Loyola Law School. Her research includes campaign finance reform, ethics, ballot initiatives and redistricting. She also blogs for the Huffington Post.

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