Over at Salon there’s an interesting story about a pending Supreme Court decision that may allow big, big money to fund political advertising:
The court has raised a range of high-stakes possibilities that could let corporations, unions and wealthy individuals pour money into elections in time for this year’s congressional races, not to mention the 2012 presidential contest. A ruling is expected as early as Tuesday.
At one extreme, the justices could give corporations, unions and activist groups funded by wealthy donors virtual free rein to run election-time ads for or against candidates.
Depending on the details, such a ruling could lay the groundwork for wealthy interests to press their rights further in future cases and argue they should be able to give money directly to presidential and congressional campaigns.
I’d be willing to bet that if the court does allow big money to flow into political campaigns, many traditional agencies will jump at the chance to get a piece of that pie. This is a story to keep an eye on.