Friday, March 30, 2012

Super imPACt

Thanks to the Supreme Court case Citizens United v. Federal Election Comission Super PACs have come to dominate the 2012 presidential election process.

Super PACs are allowed to accept unlimited donations from corporations, unions, and individuals and to make political ads supporting or attacking any candidate.

Super PACs have to disclose their donors and cannot coordinate with campaigns, but as Stephen Colbert has shown, these rules don't really have any teeth.