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Citizens United V. Federal Election Commission (2010)
The U.S. Supreme Court decision in which the Court eased restrictions on political and campaign spending by corporations and labor unions, ruling that such restrictions infringe upon the organizations' First Amendment free speech rights. The decision drew sharp criticism from across the political spectrum; President Barack Obama commented on it in his 2010 State of the Union address while justices in the audience looked on.
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