In a 5-4 decision yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court lifted limits on corporate spending in elections. The ruling has some folks bemoaning the reversal of longstanding campaign finance laws
. And others are salivating at the opportunities to make a difference. But just what is the difference? And how can we expect it to play out in the lively realm of Illinois politics? Kent Redfield
is a professor of political science at the University of Illinois at Springfield, and he has this analysis.