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Citizens United v Federal Election Commission

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Campaign Hits Back At Rove Group's Secret Donors | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The lawyer for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign has asked the Federal Election Commission to force Karl Rove's non-profit or...

Paul Blumenthal

Activists Organize Weeklong Hit Against Citizens United | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Activists across the country are working this week to mobilize local communities in support of a constitutional amendment to overturn th...

Citizens United, Meet Democracy Nationwide

Sean Siperstein | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Sean Siperstein

Resolutions Week events will remind America that democracy is alive and kicking in the growing momentum for the ultimate solution to the auctioning of our democracy: a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and related cases.

Protecting Democracy in the Wake of Citizens United

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Eric T. Schneiderman

Nothing less than the integrity of our democracy is at stake. That's why New York is leading a bipartisan coalition of twenty-two states and the District of Columbia in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold state restrictions on corporate campaign spending in the wake of Citizens United.

Dan Froomkin

Disclosure For Kochs, Rove Comes Closer | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the most consequential campaign finance loopholes affecting the 2012 race -- the one allowing big-money donors to secretly funnel...

Paul Blumenthal

Romney Super PAC Responsible For Attack Explosion | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newt Gingrich voted with Nancy Pelosi for money to support China's one-child policy. Rick Santorum joined Hillary Clinton in supporting ...

The Dumbest Show on Fox News Channel Ever

Bob Cesca | Posted 06.25.2012 | Media
Bob Cesca

2012-04-25-Screenshot20120425at2.59.19PM.jpgIf Fox News was trying to create a show that would amplify the intellectual stature of the usually moronic Fox & Friends, they have totally succeeded with The Five.

Paul Blumenthal

Vermont Says No To Citizens United | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vermont has become the third U.S. state to pass a resolution calling on Congress to amend the Constitution to get money out of politics ...

Declaration for Democracy

Sean Siperstein | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics
Sean Siperstein

The grassroots movement for a constitutional amendment to return control over our democracy to We the People just got a big endorsement from more than a dozen members of the United States Congress.

Paul Blumenthal

Grassroots Effort To Overturn Citizens United Comes To Capitol | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday morning, dozens of activists and more than a dozen members of Congress gathered in a Capitol Visitor Center hearing room to...

Paul Blumenthal

"Make It As Difficult And Painful For Big Money To Be In Our Politics" | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The progressive grassroots organization Democracy for America launched a new campaign to push back against the Supreme Court's 2010 ruli...

Constitution Check: Is the "Roberts Court" Driven by Politics?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

In today's polarized political environment, commentators can get caught up in the partisanship, and assume that government action not to their liking is necessarily driven by political bias. That borders on the silly and, at a minimum, shows a lapse of historical memory.

Paul Blumenthal

Corporate Personhood Cuts Both Ways | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive activists angered by the Supreme Court's 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission allowing corporations...

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. ...

Citizens United Decision Could Lead to Foreign Interests Influencing US Elections

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

Citizens United created an environment in which it is perfectly legal for a shell non-profit corporation to engage in election-related spending on behalf of a hidden interest. And there is nothing to ensure that the hidden interest is not a foreign national, a foreign company or a foreign government.

Why Republicans Weren't Excited on Super PAC Tuesday

Blair Bowie | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Blair Bowie

The equivalent of 0.000351% of the population of the United States (or just 35 of every 10 million Americans) has given 96% of the money determining who stays and who goes in the Republican primary.

Constitution Check: Did the Supreme Court Give Us Super PACs?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

In the midst of a lively political campaign, with big spending a big issue, even the media can get the Constitution wrong. There is a link, but it is only indirect, between the Court's 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and the rise of super PACs.

It's Not Just Citizens United

Alan B. Morrison | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Alan B. Morrison

For those who think that our election system is fundamentally on the wrong track, the only option is to amend the Constitution to allow Congress and the States to do what is necessary to restore some level of sanity to campaign finance rules.

Is the Dollar Mightier Than the Vote?

Scott Warren | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Scott Warren

If the 2012 election involves way too much money and way too little substance, we have no one but ourselves to blame.

The Movement Against Citizens United Continues to Build

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Serious grassroots work is afoot in states and municipalities across the country working to build the movement to pass an amendment striking down the Citizens United decision

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.

How the Obama Administration Can Help Montana Get the Supreme Court to Consider Reversing Citizens United

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

This is a chance for President Obama to put his money where his mouth is. An amicus brief from the United States Justice Department would be a powerful statement to the Supreme Court.

Is the Stage Set for Citizens United, Round Two?

Thom Hartmann | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
Thom Hartmann

Last December, the Montana Supreme Court ignored Citizens United and continued its ban on corporate election spending, upholding the Montana Corrupt Practices Act. But those corporate interests that were upset by this law are now petitioning the Supreme Court to have it reversed.

Lessons Not Learned: Super PACs and a Return to the Nixon Era

Dan Glickman | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Dan Glickman

A famous political cliché is that money is the mother's milk of politics and it would be impossible to eliminate money from campaigns. But what is most disconcerting is when that funding comes from a very small number of individuals and organizations.

Money Throws Democracy Overboard

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Our elections have replaced horse racing as the sport of kings. Only these kings are multi-billionaire, corporate moguls who by the divine right, not of God, but the United States Supreme Court and its Citizens United decision, are now buying politicians like so much pricey horseflesh.