Loading
Latest News |
(See all)

CU In The News

Politico: Three Cheers for Citizens United!

It probably pleases Bernie Sanders each morning to wake up and realize the trajectory of his campaign shows that Chief Justice John Roberts and Antonin Scalia didn’t ruin the country in quite the way that progressive groups had feared in 2010. After all, the flood of money unleashed by them and the other justices in the majority of the Citizens United case hasn’t been enough to stop him and Donald Trump from skyrocketing in polls this summer.

Congress spent the four decades since Watergate chasing the moneychangers out of politics. Then, in 2010, the Supreme Court invited them back in with its Citizens United decision. Citing the First Amendment, the court ruled unconstitutional government restrictions on independent political spending by corporations and unions. The court’s massive deregulation of the campaign finance biz infuriated the New York Times editorial page, which spoke for liberals everywhere when it asserted that the court had “thrust politics back to the robber-baron era of the 19th century” and “paved the way for corporations to use their vast treasuries to overwhelm elections and intimidate elected officials into doing their bidding.”

To read more, click here.


  
    
Subscribe RSS

Latest Updates

Statement of Citizens United President David N. Bossie on Secret Lynch-Clinton meeting

“Attorney General Loretta Lynch holding a secret briefing in the...

Citizens United President David N Bossie Statement on Special Counsel

“Citizens United first called for an impartial special counsel to...

Citizens United President David N Bossie statement on President Obama’s Supreme Court nomination

“It’s disappointing that President Obama disregarded Vice President Biden’s advice...

Statement of Citizens United President David N. Bossie on today’s Joint Status Report in Citizens United’s FOIA Litigation

“In today’s filing, the State Department finally disclosed to the...

CU In The News

Now More Than Ever, AG Loretta Lynch Should Appoint A Special Counsel In Clinton Email Case

In the past week, we’ve learned two critical facts in...

Breitbart: Citizens United Video Compares Bill Clinton To Bill Cosby

The conservative nonprofit group Citizens United is comparing Bill Clinton’s...

National Review: House Republicans Push Lynch to Name Special Prosecutor in Clinton Probe

Forty-four House Republicans called for a special prosecutor to investigate...

Washington Examiner: 44 lawmakers demand special counsel in Clinton email probe

Dozens of lawmakers signed onto a request Tuesday for Attorney...

© 2016 - Citizens United - 202-547-5420
1006 Pennsylvania Ave SE - Washington, DC 20003
Privacy Policy