Steve Chapman on Overblown Fears About Corporate Spending


When the Supreme Court ventures into the subject of corporate political spending, it has a way of fogging the minds of its critics. The latest decision came on Monday, when a majority of the justices struck down a Montana Supreme Court decision that more or less insisted their writ does not run in the Land of the Shining Mountains. Critics went nuts. But they are oblivious, writes Steve Chapman, to the most striking fact about the aftermath of the original decision freeing corporations to spend money on elections: Corporations by and large have chosen not to.