All Articles on Citizens United

"Kavanaugh’s record on environmental issues is appalling."(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
Brett Kavanaugh Would Be a Disaster on Climate
When a literal reading of the law makes it harder to regulate corporations, judges like Kavanaugh stick to a literal reading. When it doesn't, they get creative
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"The Supreme Court may well have to decide key legal and constitutional issues revolving around Donald Trump and his scandals." (Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Courting Disaster: The Trouble With Brett Kavanaugh's Views of Executive Power in the Age of Trump
Standing up to a lawless President — ruling for the Constitution — is one of the top jobs of a Supreme Court justice
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Supreme Court Update: Kavanaugh Is No Kennedy, and Kennedy Was No Centrist
Even before Kennedy announced his retirement, the Supreme Court was hardly a liberal or even a centrist institution
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'Dark Money': New Documentary Offers Up-Close and 'Harrowing Portrait' of How Secret Corporate Cash Is Destroying American Democracy
After Citizens United , says director Kimberly Reed, "you could just see political power slipping out of the hands of the average citizen and into the hands of a handful of super-rich people."
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 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York. ‘Everyone I spoke to remarked on her grace and stability, and how she calmly absorbed the dramas that surrounded her bid.’ (Photo: AP) Views
America’s New Revolutionaries Show How the Left Can Win
The little-known history of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory in a New York primary hints at the coming transformation
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Arrogant Supreme Court Justices Trample the Law in Service of the Rich
These are right-wing lawless judges ignoring the laws and will of our elected representatives and trampling the dictates of legal precedent.
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'Actions Speak Louder Than Words': Prominent Group 'End Citizens United' Called Out for Backing Democrats Drowning in Corporate Cash
"If their organization only supported candidates who firmly pledged no PAC money, their contributions could breathe much-needed life into grassroots campaigns. Instead it looks more like an intentional obfuscation."
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"If we really want to stop Trump and prevent future Trumps, we will need to address these causes of Trump's rise." Views
How To Prevent Future Trumps
Trump isn't the cause of what’s happened to America. He's the consequence. So to avoid future lawmakers like him, root causes must be addressed.
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As Trump Readies Pick, 70% of Democrats—and 67% of Republicans—Want Supreme Court to Overturn Citizens United
"Senators take note: big majorities want the next Supreme Court justice to favor limiting the amount of money corporations can spend on political campaigns."
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Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has announced his retirement after holding his position for more than 30 years (Photo: Reuters) Views
Timing of Kennedy's Retirement Only Cements His Right-Wing Legacy
When it came to money and power, 'moderate' Justice Anthony Kennedy had always been an agent of the top one percent.
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