All Articles on Citizens United

  A 2012 protest against the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision by Occupy Miami activists. (Occupy Miami photo via Flickr.) Views
How Citizens United Continues to Transform Money in Politics
Years after Supreme Court ruling, a majority of Americans assign a lot of blame for dysfunction in the political system to "wealthy political donors" and "money in politics"
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Recognizing Populist Demand, Gillibrand and Booker Swear Off Corporate Cash
In making pledge, Gillibrand and Booker join a small group of their Senate colleagues—Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Maria Cantwell and Bernie Sanders—who have also vowed to reject corporate PAC donations
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"Rather than stay silent and wait for the Supreme Court to change its mind, people are fighting for political equality - people are fighting, that is, for the idea that everyone should have an equal say at all levels of the political system." (Photo: Light Brigading/flickr/cc) Views
The Fight For Democracy
The result of Citizens United is that elected officials listen to their funders (the wealthy few) more than they listen to everyday people living in this country.
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Citizens United vs. United Citizens: The Showdown of the Century
With the presidency of Donald Trump, the fusion of government and corporate rule is complete
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The most powerful people in the United States are the billionaire corporate owners of these companies, who finance political campaigns, deploy lobbyists, and threaten members of Congress who fall out of line. Views
Big Data and Big Money Have Subverted Our Democracy
Why does Congress refuse to act on climate change despite the strong majority of Americans who favor increased investments in renewable energy and cutbacks in fossil fuels? The oil lobby.
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The corporate state – the autocratic joining of business and government – exerts its influence all the way down to the state and local levels, not just in Washington. It works through boards of education and trustees of colleges and universities, drawing heavily from the business world and its professional servants in such disciplines as law, accounting and engineering. Views
How Big Corporations Game Our Democracy into Their Plutocracy
When public institutions are governed by private interests.
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Five Pro-Democracy Activists Sentenced for Disrupting the U.S. Supreme Court
In April of 2015, five pro-democracy activists stood up in the U.S. Supreme Court to denounce the justices for allowing unlimited sums of money to corrupt our politics. This action occurred on the one-year anniversary of the McCutcheon v. FEC ruling, in which the court ruled that the overall...
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Gorsuch Refuses Chance to Condemn 'Dark Money' Lobbying on His Behalf
Judge Neil Gorsuch claims he 'speaks for' himself, but secretive sources have spent millions to get him confirmed for a reason
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How SCOTUS Campaign Finance Rulings 'Distorted' US Democracy
Campaign finance rulings contributed $1.3 billion, nearly half of the spending in the 2016 presidential election
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Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont appeared on CNN Sunday and called President Donald Trump a "fraud"—one who is simultaneously leading the nation in an "authoritarian direction" while also actively betraying many of the working- and middle-class Americans who believed his promises that he would take on powerful interests on their behalf. (Photo: Screenshot/CNN/YouTube) News
Bernie Sanders: Trump 'Is a Fraud' Sending Nation in 'Authoritarian Direction'
"I don't mean to be disrespectful... but this guy's a fraud."
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