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Austin v. Michigan Chamber of Commerce
United States Supreme Court
494 U.S. 652 (1990)
The State of Michigan (defendant) enacted a statute that prohibited corporations from using corporate funds for contributions or independent expenditures to support or oppose any candidate in elections for state office. The validity of the law was challenged on First Amendment grounds.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Marshall, J.)
Dissent (Scalia, J.)
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