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Amending the Constitution: Interview With Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) (Video)

02/14/2013 05:42 pm ET | Updated Apr 16, 2013
  • Dennis Trainor Creator of Acronym TV/ Director- American Autumn: an Occudoc

I sat down with Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA), who has introduced:

a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's ill-considered opinion in Citizen's United, and other Supreme Court precedent which have made it impossible to regulate the billions in campaign spending unleashed over the last two decades. The amendment also overturns a Supreme Court decision - Arizona Free Enterprise Club's Freedom Club PAC v. Bennett - striking down an Arizona law which allowed public financing of a candidate if their opponent exceeded certain spending limits.

Our conversation focussed on money in politics, corporate personhood, overturning Citizens United and the challenges of amending the constitution.