Judge may reconsider ruling on corporate donations ban

A federal judge this week may reconsider his ruling that the ban on corporations giving money directly to political candidates is unconstitutional.

Judge James Cacheris of the U.S. District for the Eastern District of Virginia delivered a shocking ruling in a criminal case on May 27 stating that if corporations are entitled to the same freedom of speech rights as individuals — as was recently ruled by the Supreme Court in the Citizens United case — then corporations should have the same rights as individuals when donating money to political campaigns.

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