It is not surprising that most opponents of Citizens United have focused on constitutional responses. Policy ideas often start in academia, and it is typical, especially in law schools, for the so-called “public law” topics of constitutional law, regulatory law, election law, and the like to be dominated by professors who are left of the ideological center.
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33 out of 100 seats are up for election. 51 are needed for a majority.
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* Includes two independent senators expected to caucus with the Democrats: Angus King (Maine) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.).
All 435 seats are up for election. 218 are needed for a majority.