All Articles on Citizens United

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Feingold Wary of Upcoming Ruling on Campaign Finance
Supreme Court decision on case that challenges legislation expected soon
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Going Backwards: Courts Roll Back Limits on Spending in Election Law
WASHINGTON - Even before a landmark Supreme Court ruling on campaign finance law expected within days, a series of other court decisions is reshaping the political battlefield by freeing corporations, unions and other interest groups from many of the restrictions on their advertising about issues...
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The Rights of Corporations
he question at the heart of one of the biggest Supreme Court cases this year is simple: What constitutional rights should corporations have? To us, as well as many legal scholars, former justices and, indeed, drafters of the Constitution, the answer is that their rights should be quite limited -...
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Will the Corporate Supremes Now Dance on Democracy's Corpse?
The Four Courtsmen of the Apocalypse are poised to finally bury American democracy in corporate money. The most powerful institution in human history---the global corporation---may soon take definitive possession of our electoral process. It could happen very soon. While America agonizes over...
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Justices Are Pressed for a Broad Ruling in Campaign Case
WASHINGTON - There seemed little question after the argument in an important campaign finance case at the Supreme Court on Wednesday that the makers of a slashing political documentary about Hillary Rodham Clinton were poised to win. The open issue was just how broad that victory would be. The...
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Tightening the Corporate Grip: The Stakes at the Supreme Court
Can things get still worse in Washington? Yes, they can. And they will, if the Supreme Court decides for corporations and against real human beings and their democracy in a case the Court will be hearing today, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Until reaching the Supreme Court last...
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Supreme Court Considers Corporate Spending on Elections
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court returns on Wednesday to consider ending long-standing limits on corporate and union spending in political campaigns -- a move critics say could give big money more influence over U.S. elections. Proponents say the case, which involves a movie critical of then-...
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Coming Soon to a Democracy Near You...
The envelope, please. And the winner for "most influential motion picture in American politics" is... "Hillary: The Movie." Never heard of it? Not surprising -- very few people saw it in the first place. But "Hillary: The Movie" -- a no-holds-barred attack on the life and career of Hillary Clinton...
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A Century-Old Principle: Keep Corporate Money Out of Elections
The founders were wary of corporate influence on politics — and their rhetoric sometimes got pretty heated. In an 1816 letter, Thomas Jefferson declared his hope to “crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength...
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Fascism Coming to a Court Near You
Corporate Personhood and the Roberts' Court
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