When the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision came down, ruling that corporate expenditures for independent political broadcasts could not be limited under the First Amendment, many thought it would take years to sort out the long-term effects of the case. But as The Nation‘s John Nichols argues, the decision is have an influence even now, and is even affecting tomorrow’s elections. According to Nichols, "We may have our first fully corporate-defined election this year, in 2010."

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