Legal scholar calls out former Constitutional professor Obama on false claims in SOTU

From One News Now:

A conservative legal scholar and former member of the Federal Election Commission says President Obama made two claims in his State of the Union speech about the Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case that are “categorically and undeniable false.”

During his address last Wednesday, the president asserted that the Supreme Court had “reversed a century of law to open the floodgates — including foreign corporations — to spend without limits in our elections.”

Hans von Spakovsky, a legal scholar at The Heritage Foundation, notes that Congress did not ban independent political expenditures by corporations and labor unions until 1947 — but for three decades after the law was passed, the Supreme Court “went out of its way” to avoid upholding its constitutionality.

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