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Citizens United Montana

'Et Tu, Antonin?' Supreme Court Declare War on Democracy

David Fagin | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
David Fagin

No matter how many trillions embittered and determined billionaires spend, their "common cents" cannot erase common sense. No amount of money or negative ads or specifically designed polls can change your mind if your value system is based in that of basic fairness to all.

Undoing the Damage of Citizens United

Adam Skaggs | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Adam Skaggs

The Court now has an opportunity to undo some of the damage. It is considering a request to take up a case out of Montana that could clarify how much leeway the government has to regulate corrupting political money.

Dan Froomkin

Don't Blame The Supreme Court For Citizens United | Dan Froomkin | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The two most controversial campaign financing practices of the post-Citizens United era aren’t actually the Supreme Court’s fault. ...

A New Look at Citizens United

Lyle Denniston | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

Many observers have blamed the Court's January 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission for supposedly turning on the corporate money-in-politics spigot. But even some members of the Court are questioning anew whether that was a mistake.