So I have some questions about this ruling
How big of a change from pre-existing laws is this? How is this different than ‘soft money’ in the 1990s or 527s? It seems this is no different than soft money except now you can explicitly tell people who to vote for or against (rather than just imply it).
Why would there be no limits on what unions and corporations can donate if individuals are limited to $4600 to individual candidates and $23000 to parties?
When they say a corporation is an individual, do they have to consider who makes the decision in that corporation? Will donations of money be done the same in a sole proprietorship as they would be in a publicly traded company with a board of directors, CEO and president?
If a CEO decides to give a billion to candidates he likes, why is that a ‘corporate’ donation and not a donation from the ‘CEO’? If there are 40 people involved in a decision to donate money (the board of directors, president, CEO) they why aren’t they limited to the $4600 per person donation rule?
Are there legal rules about how money is donated via a corporation? Can one of the Walton Kids start a front corporation and donate 5 million? Why wouldn’t that be a violation of limits on personal donations?
- What about donations from international corporations? Will those be regulated?