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Keith Olbermann: Citizens United "might actually have more dire implications than Dred Scott"

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Excitable MSNBC personality Keith Olbermann tried his hand at legal analysis last night with predictable results. In this clip, Olbermann declares that yesterday's landmark free speech ruling in Citizens United "might actually have more dire implications than Dred Scott v Sandford." In case you've forgotten, Dred Scott held that African Americans had "no rights which the white man was bound to respect" and helped trigger the Civil War. Citizens United held that there is "no basis for the proposition that, in the context of political speech, the Government may impose restrictions on certain disfavored speakers."

Olbermann should be ashamed of himself for making such a profoundly stupid statement.