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Ginsburg says she would overturn campaign spending case

Created: 02/07/2015 3:21 PM
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says if there is one decision she could overturn from the past 10 years, it would be the 2010 Citizens United case that allowed virtually unlimited corporate spending on political campaigns.

Speaking to students at Georgetown University Law Center, Ginsburg said Wednesday that the nation's political system "is being polluted by money."

Ginsburg says the situation is even worse because it affects state and local judges who run for election in 39 states.

The high court is currently considering a Florida case that tests whether states can prohibit judicial candidates from making personal appeals for campaign donations.

The 81-year-old Ginsburg has served on the court since 1993.

(Copyright 2015 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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