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The Washington Times: FEC deletes unconstitutional campaign regulations, embraces Citizens United

The Federal Election Commission finally agreed Thursday to recognize the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision that unshackled corporations and unions to play a more active role in political advocacy.

While the 4-2 vote was chiefly symbolic, it signals the FEC — which has been virtually deadlocked on some key issues since the justices’ ruling — could be ready to move beyond those years of gridlock and find ways to give more clarity about the law to political groups eager to test the boundaries of what they can do.

“Hopefully today is the beginning of our ability to sit down and have reasonable discussions regarding all of those subjects,” said Ann M. Ravel, the FEC’s vice chairman.

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