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US Justice Scalia says the more the merrier in free speech, including political ads
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) ' U.S. Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia has a simple solution for people who don't like all the political advertisements unleashed by the court's decision two years ago that ended limits on corporate contributions in political campaigns. Scalia says: Change the channel or turn off the TV.
Scalia was asked about the decision during a presentation before the South Carolina Bar on Saturday, exactly two years after the court handed down the 5-4 decision in the case that led to the rise of Super PACs, which have no spending limits.
Money has flooded into political ads since the decision two years ago. Super PACs are outside groups affiliated with candidates that can take in unlimited contributions as long as they don't directly coordinate with the candidate.