With the Supreme Court’s decision of Citizens United v. FEC, political experts are estimating that very wealthy anonymous donors will spend over $6 billion during the 2012 election season. Critics of the decision, who argue that it allows unlimited corporate campaign donations, are suspicious and frustrated by the lack of transparency and the great political influence super PACs give to rich donors.
Professor Joel Gora however defended the decision and the power of super PACS to CNN. “Yes, there are some pretty rich people who support super PACs because they have some strong ideas. The super PACS are not the evil so many people portray them to be,” he said. “Just because some people can speak more than other people, the solution is not to prevent them to speaking.”
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