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Kagan: Citizens United Campaign Finance Ruling Is "Settled Law"

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan says a high court ruling that overturned a corporate campaign spending ban should not be disrupted, even though she previously indicated it was wrongly decided. Kagan spoke Tuesday in response to questioning by Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch about the controversial Citizens United case decided in January. That case has been widely criticized by President Barack Obama and other Democrats as a sign of unwarranted activism by the Roberts court. Kagan says she previously took the view that the spending ban was constitutional because, as solicitor general it was her job to defend the "statute as written." But she says she might take a different view as a judge and believes the ruling is now "settled law" and should not really be changed.

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