The infamous Dred Scott decision stood for the proposition that people (slaves) are property.
Today's mirror image of the Dred Scott decision, with the Orwellian name "Citizens United," stands for the proposition that Property is People.
This decision, too, will live in infamy.
Corporations (which are merely property interests) are not the same as, and do not properly have the full political speech rights like individual human beings.Human beings are "endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights".
It's always been an axiom of the law that corporations DO NOT HAVE inalienable rights.
But now, even a 100% vote of both Houses signed by the President is insufficient to re-regulate corporations, at least without the consent of the US Supreme Court, because they grounded their ruling in an interpretation of the Constitution. They've weaponized the Constitution and are using it to tie the hands of what is rightfully the only sovereign and ultimate power in the USA - We the People - forcing us to be subjecting to unlimited propaganda all protected by the new-fashioned First Amendment.
No, it doesn't matter if unions will also be able to engage in unlimited propaganda, it doesn't matter even if they weren't dwarfed in financial power by corporations.
Whether people are deemed property or property is deemed "people" - either way people are enslaved to huge machines of property that do not and cannot know the meaning of the word "democracy."
Today's decision is the reverse echo of Dred Scott. Instead of People are Property, it's Properties Are People. That was BS during the time of Dred Scott, and it's still BS today.