All Articles on Citizens United

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Obama's Last Chance to Take on Dark Money
During his time in office, President Barack Obama has repeatedly criticized the Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United decision, and spoken out with particular force on the need to curb the tidal wave of secret money that has washed over our elections as a result. But despite the fact that...
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And Now, For Some Good News
In states and municipalities across the country, voters showed strong support for getting big money out of politics and empowering ordinary citizens
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To Reclaim Democracy, New Lawsuit Aims to Be 'Death of the Super PAC'
"For too long, opponents of campaign finance reform have set the agenda in the courts. Today, we're taking back the initiative."
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In Defense of Bernie, In Defense of Democracy: The Ironic Case for Hillary Clinton
During the course of the 2016 Primary Season, millions of Americans fell in love with Bernard Sanders, the angry, outspoken, yet likeable leftist U.S. Senator from Vermont. His temperament, his rejection of the corporate run state, and the genuine nature of his unprecedented rise to political fame...
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Citizens United, the First Amendment, and the Ballot
In this post-Occupy, post-Tea Party election, with voters on both sides concerned about the excessive influence of big money in our political system, voters in California and Washington have the chance to vote on whether Congress should pass, and California and Washington ratify, a constitutional...
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Battle for Senate Leads to 'Precipitous Rise' in Dark Money Spending
Top 10 Senate races see record spending from outside groups, which are free to accept unlimited donations and are able to conceal their funders from the public
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From Citizens United to Ranked-Choice Voting: Democracy on the Ballot 2016
'We can no longer allow wealthy special interests to continue to drown out the voices of everyday Americans'
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The Long Path to Reversing Citizens United
Campaign finance lawyers are pursuing two legal strategies to try and push back against the 2010 ruling, and other court decisions, that deregulated our campaign finance system.
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Hey Hillary, The Problem Isn’t Just Citizens United
When Hillary Clinton called for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United v. FEC this year, it took a lot of folks by surprise considering the PACs and corporate leaders who donate to her campaign for the presidency, her paid Wall Street speeches, and her on-again off-again on-again...
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Why Overturning Citizens United Isn’t Enough
You don't have to think our democracy works perfectly to be appalled at Donald Trump's attack on it.
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