New Mexico House Committee Responds to Citizens United

A New Mexico House bill that would “increase disclosure requirements on independent expenditure groups” passed its first committee vote on Tuesday, according to the Albuquerque Journal. The measure, proposed in response to the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision, was approved by the House Safety and Civil Affairs Committee 7-1. It now moves to the […]

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‘Citizens United’ at 5: Protests, Stevens’s Criticism, JAS Cited

A flurry of events around the fifth anniversary of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission included protestors disrupting the Supreme Court’s session and retired Justice John Paul Stevens, at 94, publicly voicing his continuing dissent. “There is a greater public feeling that money is more important than votes, which I think is quite wrong,” Justice Stevens […]

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Discussion: Money Obstructing Democracy in Wake of Citizens United

Every branch of government in every state has seen consequences in the five years since the Citizens United decision was handed down.  Eight organizations presented research at today’s event – Five Years After Citizens United: What are the Costs for Democracy? Bert Brandenburg, Executive Director of Justice at Stake, explained that courts are being forced to bend […]

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Article: Secretive Political Groups Flourish After ‘Citizens United’

“At least four mysterious groups targeted candidates for state judicial races,” the Center for Public Integrity reports in a broader article about secretive nonprofit groups that played in the 2014 elections and flourished. “Such secretive spending is especially concerning within the judicial community because donors could come before a judge whom their dollars helped elect,” […]

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Wisconsin Communities Join National Call to Overturn Citizens United

Numerous Wisconsin communities, including Gov. Scott Walker’s hometown and other Republican strongholds, have passed referendums opposing Citizens United. The Center for Media and Democracy’s PR Watch reports that 41 Wisconsin communities have called for a Constitutional amendment to reverse the Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision and related cases that opened the floodgates to unlimited election […]

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