Citizens United

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Citizens United, and the Decision's Impact on Campaign Finance in Illinois

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning a federal ban on political campaign spending by corporations independent of candidate campaigns has prompted some questions about the impact of the ruling on state and local elections in Illinois.  Although that decision has no immediate effect on the contribution limits legislation passed last year by the Illinois General Assembly, it could create an extremely hostile atmosphere with respect to any kind of contribution limits. It will certainly have an effect on Illinois campaigns for the U. S.