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Supreme Court Citizens United

How to Defeat Citizens United and Restore America's Faith in Elections

H. A. Goodman | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Future generations will look back at this election and either say that we defeated Citizens United by electing a man serious about defeating the Court's decision, or succumbed to the grip of corporations by voting against the interests of our democracy. America's democracy is in dire need of an honest man.

Why Citizens United Kept Me From Contributing to Candidates in Campaign 2014

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

The Supreme Court didn't directly tell me I'm not allowed to contribute to political candidates. Instead, they've just made it fairly meaningless for me to bother.

Chief Justice Roberts' Bait and Switch

Duncan Hosie | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

Roberts' record is troubling in its own right. But it is even more troubling when contrasted with the promises he made to the Senate, and the American people, in his confirmation hearing.

Citizen Koch -- 'It's a War Movie'

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Nancy Doyle Palmer

There is advocacy journalism and there is Citizen Koch.

Igor Bobic

Harry Reid Proposes Changing Constitution To Block The Koch Brothers | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Thursday called for amending the U.S. Constitution to bar big money donors from having an ...

Bernie Sanders: Citizens United Is Creating An 'Oligarchic Form Of Society'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) spoke out against the rise of the wealthy in United States politics from the Senate floor Thursday, saying the rise of the...

Supreme Court Disruptor: The Justices Have Deepened 'Our Corruption Of Democracy'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

One day after a protest group posted unprecedented video footage of the Supreme Court in session, one of the leading faces behind the movement spoke o...

Kagan Argues Again For Campaign Finance Limits

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON, Oct 9 (Reuters) - The last time the U.S. Supreme Court heard a major campaign finance dispute, then-Solic...

16th State Joins Calls For Amendment To Overturn Citizens United

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.04.2013 | Politics

Oregon joined 15 other states earlier this week in an official call for Congress to put forth a resolution overturning the Supreme Court's landmark 20...

The Most Shocking Thing Rush Limbaugh Has Ever Said

Joshua Graham Lynn | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Joshua Graham Lynn

Do I really believe that Limbaugh has evolved beyond partisanship? No, the sun still rises in the East. But I'm grinning because I've learned that at the end of the day America only works when it represents its people, and it's fun to see Rush learn that lesson too.

Take That, Citizens United!

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.22.2013 | Los Angeles

In a blow against the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, the second-largest city in the U.S. sent a strong, if symbolic, message against corporat...

Another State Backs Effort To Overturn Citizens United

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

Richard Woodbury, an Independent Maine state senator, introduced a measure Tuesday asking his state's delegation to support a constitutional amendment...

Peter H. Stone

Officials Turn Up The Heat On Secretive Dark Money Groups | Peter H. Stone | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- California officials have widened an investigation into the source of $11 million that was mysteriously funneled by a few nonprofit grou...

Constitutional Amendment Introduced in Congress Ensuring Rights for People, Not Corporations (VIDEO)

Dennis Trainor | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

A grassroots movement has arrived in Washington.

McCain: Citizens United Is 'Worst Decision Ever'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) continued his harsh criticism of the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling this week, calling it the bench's "worst decisi...

Chance to Vote on Citizens United!? Yes, This November

Michael Keegan | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Michael Keegan

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngWhatever the issues you most care about, this November's election will be a choice between two Supreme Courts. And the two alternatives could not be more different.

Big Money, Big Power... And Why Small Businesses Need To Fight Back

J. Kelly Conklin | Posted 10.02.2012 | Small Business
J. Kelly Conklin

How can a small business owner feel so powerless and so misrepresented when groups abound that claim to have my back?

Chicago Could Be The Next City To Reject Citizens United, Corporate Personhood

Posted 07.23.2012 | Chicago

A Chicago alderman on Monday was set to officially unveil a new resolution opposing the Supreme Court's 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Elec...

Auctioning Off Democracy

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 09.08.2012 | Business
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

The Supreme Court has ruled. But, in a democracy, citizens rule. We can do that by working with and through responsible elected officials who are committed to reclaiming America for the electorate rather than the elite.

'Fixing' Citizens United Will Break the Constitution

Laura W. Murphy | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Laura W. Murphy

If there is one thing we absolutely should not be doing, it's tinkering with our founding document to prevent groups like the ACLU (or even billionaires like Sheldon Adelson) from speaking freely about the central issues in our democracy.

Paul Blumenthal

Russ Feingold: 'We're In A Constitutional Crisis' | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Sen. Russ Feingold is taking the gloves off after the Supreme Court's summary reversal of a case that challenged its 2010 decisio...

White House: Supreme Court 'Missed An Opportunity'

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

The Obama administration has released a statement on the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the state of Montana's century-old law that limited t...

Paul Blumenthal

Montana Gov.: 'The Facts Don't Matter' In Citizens United Sequel | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Campaign finance reform groups and elected officials in Montana and the nation's capital panned the Supreme Court's decision Monday to d...

How Retired Justice David Souter Can Save the U.S. Supreme Court

Harvey Rosenfield | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics
Harvey Rosenfield

Those who care about the independence of the judicial branch should do everything in their power to save the Supreme Court. This includes justices who have left the Court.

The Price of Democracy

John Feffer | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
John Feffer

The election cycle in 2008 cost more than $5 billion, including congressional races and the primaries. We spent, in other words, about $17 per capita for our last big elections.