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Dangerous, Not Foolish: The Citizens United Case

Martin Garbus | Posted 08.26.2012 | Politics
Martin Garbus

The first paragraph of Citizens United is just arrogant, self-interested foolishness. The second is that plus something far more dangerous.

John McCain and 22 Attorneys General Ask Supreme Court to Walk Back Citizens United -- Where's Barack Obama?

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

It's nice that President Obama has in the past had critical words to say about Citizens United. But the time has come for him to put his money where his mouth is.

Dan Froomkin

Don't Blame The Supreme Court For Citizens United

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Corporate People

Rich Nadworny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rich Nadworny

A lot of people got very worked up last year over the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. The more I read the news these days, the more I think those justices might be on to something.

Democrats Plan Bill To Counter Citizens United Ruling

The Washington Post | Dan Eggen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats plan to introduce legislation next week that would sharply limit the ability of foreign-connected companies to participate in U.S. politics ...

Democrats Preparing Election-Year Fight To Take Down Citizens United Ruling

The Hill | Russell Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Legislation that aims to counteract the landmark Supreme Court ruling allowing corporate and union campaign spending could be introduced by the end of...

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.

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.

Time to Saddle Up

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

What the Supreme Court's recent Citizens United ruling tells us is that the Right Wing has no principles, no morality, no ideas, and will do anything to destroy the Constitution and the idea of America.

Kill A Company, Face Murder Charges: The Fair Consequence Of Corporate Personhood

Rob Warmowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rob Warmowski

Today's Supreme Court decision in Citizens United, led by corporate enthusiast and Bush appointee Chief Justice John Roberts has fully removed the pre...

Explaining Citizens United

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

In Citizens United, the "conservative" justices, who claim to exercise judicial restraint, are reaching out in this case to assert a very aggressive interpretation of the First Amendment.

Arthur Delaney

Supreme Court Rolls Back Campaign Finance Restrictions

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court on Thursday rolled back restrictions on corporate spending in federal campaigns. The decision could unleash a tor...

Citizens United: The Problem Isn't the Law, It's the Court

Doug Kendall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Citizens United blows away any notion that conservative judges, who profess to be "originalists" and "umpires," are in fact faithful to our Constitution's text or bound by reasoned precedent.

People = Corporations? Not.

Steve Cobble | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Cobble

We all know that people are not the same as corporations. The Roberts Court does not. It's a bad day for democracy.

Jason Linkins

The Supreme Court's Citizen United Decision Is Terrifying

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As you may have heard, in a 5-4 decision, the SCOTUS essentially went at the teeth of McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform with hammer and tongs.