The Supreme Court should never have had the option to decide whether or not to pass Citizens United because of the effect that it had on the country.
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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.
In looking for sense in the modern world, we must not overlook the fact that, whatever the judicial rationale supporting the decision that corporations are persons, corporations are not human.
Federal court to review its 2010 ruling which created super PACs, in case led by Members of Congress seeking to end super PAC spending in US elections.
The movement for Constitutional reform that would end what organizers call “corporate rule” has arrived in the chambers of the 116th Congress.
The CPD Act of 2019 would build on growing stockholder trends that demand that corporations become more transparent about their political spending.
It is time to demand change and this begins with staging mass protests against the Citizens United decision and the system of election campaign financing in America. Our freedoms and our rights hang in the balance.
Massachusetts could give an important boost to a movement seeking to amend the U.S. Constitution to restore some limits on corporations’ political spending.
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.