Argument: Limits on spending are limits on speech

Issue Report: Corporate free speech


Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission 5-4 Majority Opinion of the Court: “Section 441b’s prohibition on corporate independent expenditures is thus a ban on speech. As a ‘restriction on the amount of money a person or group can spend onpolitical communication during a campaign,’ that statute ‘necessarily reduces the quantity of expression by restrict-ing the number of issues discussed, the depth of their exploration, and the size of the audience reached.'”