Companies that should have been the subject of government scrutiny instead self-regulated
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.
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
Texas‘ highest civil court heard arguments involving the legality of the state‘s ban on corporate contributions
The millionaire co-founder of Ben and Jerry’s, Ben Cohen, started a campaign to take corporate power and money out of politics
Some in Congress are attempting to open a new avenue for wealthy donors to ingratiate themselves to political leaders
An October study examined the relationship between corporations’ lobbyist payments and their employee litigation records.
A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals bars judicial candidates from seeking and using party endorsements
UN international probe investigates accusations of rape and murder committed by security forces
Supreme Court upheld the authority of Congress to place limits on the size of campaign contributions