Massachusetts could give an important boost to a movement seeking to amend the U.S. Constitution to restore some limits on corporations’ political spending.
Citizens United articles on Democracy Chronicles
The Supreme Court transformed the campaign finance landscape through Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission opening the floodgates of big money. Efforts to repeal the ruling are underway. Also see our sections on American democracy and Money Politics as well as our articles on the Supreme Court too.
One major issue inhibiting healthy politics in America is big money. Corporations use money to influence lawmakers to enact laws in their favour. Getting money out of politics is the way out.
Super PACs have spent at least $21.6 million in 78 congressional races before disclosing who donated that money — $15.7 million of it during primaries.
This unmerciful biased court is going to undo not just the Great Society of President Johnson but probably the New Deal itself. Social Security is at risk. Medicare is at risk. Medicaid is at risk.
Antonin Scalia left behind a complex legacy as a conservative legal thinker and disruptive public intellectual
Citizens United handed a defeat in New York where they tried to prevent charities from having to disclose donors
On the Supreme Court’s increasingly narrow definition of corruption, including the crimes of bribery and extortion
Companies that should have been the subject of government scrutiny instead self-regulated
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington is taking the Federal Election Commission to court
Causing the greatest distress is the growing prevalence of so-called “dark money” in state judicial campaigns