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Free Speech By Corporations

Please respond to the following discussion topic and submit it to the discussion forum. Your initial post should be 75-150 words in length. Then, make at least two thoughtful responses to your fellow students' posts.

Should we as a group of students be allowed to form a small corporation with the express purpose of running ads against candidates? And, if so, shouldn't that same rule apply to major corporations? Or should nobody be allowed to do this? Would Citizens United have succeeded if the court had previously ruled the injunction would not be an abridgement of speech for the ordinary person?

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You as a group of students are allowed to form a small corporation with the express purpose of running ads against candidate provided you are an independent expenditure group. This means that you are not in cooperation, consultation or concert with or at the request or suggestion of a candidate; candidate's ...

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