September 7, 2009 3:27 PM

Sotomayor makes Supreme Court debut Wednesday

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first case could overturn a decades-old ban on corporate campaign contributions. And politics may never be the same again. In the case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the nation's first Latina Supreme Court justice and her eight colleagues must balance two competing priorities. One is to rid politics of corruption. The other is to protect free speech.

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