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October 7, 2015

How Chief Justice Roberts and Four Supreme Court Colleagues Gave the Nation a System of Legalized Bribery

In 2007, with the additions of Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito to the Supreme Court, a new 5 to 4 majority emerged on the Court extremely hostile to campaign finance laws. This led to the Citizens United decision and the McCutcheon decision, which together have blown a massive hole in the campaign finance laws big enough for an army to drive through. Citizens United overturned a century of national policy and decades of Supreme Court decisions to hold that corporations could make expenditures in elections as long as they were made independent of the candidates being supported. In other words, today, donors can give and candidates can receive legalized bribes.

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