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Mike Sacks

Justice John Paul Stevens Talks Death Penalty, Citizens United, New Memoir | Mike Sacks | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens sat in his chambers Monday afternoon as his former colleagues -- and his successor, Justice Elen...

Corporations Are a Mitt's Best Friend

Michael Sigman | Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

Mitt Romney's appropriation of "friend" and the equivalence of "corporations" and "people" reflect the increasingly money-driven, technological dehumanization of what passes for American democracy in 2011.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Wonderland

Robert Weissman | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
Robert Weissman

It's a good rule of thumb: If the U.S. Chamber of Commerce -- the trade association for large corporations -- is whipped up about something, there's p...

Amanda Terkel

Russ Feingold Launches New Project: 'Progressives United' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When some senators retire, they decide to take lucrative lobbying jobs. Others go straight to Wall Street. But Wisconsin Democrat Russ ...

How to Talk About Citizens United

Ryan Clayton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ryan Clayton

You probably already know most of the story of Citizens United and know that it's a bad thing for our democracy. The question is how to talk about Citizens United in a way that convinces other people to realize this too.

The Fallacies of the Citizens United Decision

Robert Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Weissman

Compare: Justice Kennedy, majority decision in Citizens United, January 21, 2010: With the advent of the Internet, prompt disclosure of expenditures...

Amanda Terkel

Supreme Court Takes Aim, Yet Again, At Campaign Finance Laws | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court agreed to hear a free speech challenge to Arizona's Clean Elections Law on Monday, a case that campaign finance reform...

Polls, Research Show Dems Can Win Talking Trade (GOP too)

Lori Wallach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lori Wallach

Recent polling shows that anger about U.S. job-offshoring and "free trade" has become a powerful election issue nationwide - across stunningly diverse...

In The Public Interest : Money Changes Everything

Janet Domenitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Domenitz

It's a good bet that Cyndi Lauper was not anticipating the U.S. Supreme Court's actions when she sang "Money Changes Everything" back in 1984. But th...

Monahan Brothers' Cross-Country Walk to Overturn 'Corporate Personhood'

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michele Swenson

On Monday, two brothers from Minnesota, Robin and Laird Monahan, made a detour to Denver on their cross-country walk to encourage people to reclaim...

The Unintended Benefits of Corporate Free Speech

Ronald J. Colombo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ronald J. Colombo

By treating business corporations like citizens, the Supreme Court may have unwittingly encouraged business corporations to act more like citizens. And that would be a good thing.

Citizens Unite

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

Representatives must remain dependent upon citizens, not upon special interests, and the Supreme Court has made that practically impossible. Only an amendment can reverse this now.

Restoring Democracy After Citizens United

Daniel J. H. Greenwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel J. H. Greenwood

All that's required to fix the United Citizens decision is a statute that demands that politically active corporations be what Justice Kennedy myth claims they are: associations of citizens.

FREE FOR ALL: Supreme Court Opens Floodgates On LA Election Spending

LA Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The L.A. Ethics Commission announced today that due to the ruling in the Citizens United case, it will no longer enforce a 2001 ordinance that banned ...

We Must Amend the Constitution as a Result of Citizens United Decision

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

A constitutional amendment is a difficult task -- it should be. The prerequisite for change in America is that is must always start as the minority opinion.

The Democrats' Response to Citizens United: Not (Even Close to) Good Enough

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

What have the Democrats proposed? A handful of puny measures, none which will come close to addressing this growing corruption of democracy in America.

What Ted Olson Needs to Know About Corporate Democracy After Citizens United

Jesse Strauss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jesse Strauss

Contrary to Ted Olson's contentions, shareholders do not have the ability to preclude corporate spending on political campaigns. The #1 Matchmaker for Polluticians

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

PolluterHarmony knows that Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Rrrow!-AK) likes it dirty: she's on the receiving end of $111,296 in contributions from coal interests in the 111th Congress.

ReThink Review: the Corporation -- Power to the Corporate Killbots!

Jonathan Kim | Posted 02.11.2010 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

When the Roberts Supreme Court passed its disastrous Citizens United ruling, one of the first things that came to mind was the excellent 2003 documentary, the Corporation.

The Freedom of Speech Versus the Tyranny of Greed

Elizabeth Westling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Westling

I want America to be a democracy where "speech matters"; where it is not just a rhetorical device used to obscure or trick people into thinking they are being heard.

Obama's State of the Union Falls Short on Correcting Citizens United

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stuart Whatley

If the legislative efforts in Washington last year reveal anything, it's that politics and policymaking are corrupted overwhelmingly by perverse electoral incentives. Obama's goals depend on his leadership in fixing this.

Why Citizens United Is a Fraud: A Guide for Non-Lawyers

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

Here's a 10 point guide to an absurd, abstract, unprincipled, historic game-changer of a decision on Citizens v. United.

Understanding the Citizens United Ruling

Ira Glasser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ira Glasser

Liberals who denounce the Citizens United decision fail to appreciate what a great ruling it was for the First Amendment, and what a huge victory it was for freedom of speech and against government censorship.

Court's Ruling on Corporations Reflects America's Values

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Green

America is up for sale. But don't blame the Supreme Court. The Justices didn't place us on the auction block when they opened the corporate floodgate last week, they just showed what's always been there.

Two Questions About the Path to a Constitutional Amendment

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

I've begun working with others on an amendment that gives Congress the power to restore its independence from special interest funding. Once it's drafted, how would such an amendment get enacted?