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How Chief Justice Roberts and Four Supreme Court Colleagues Gave the Nation a System of Legalized Bribery
Huffington Post: October 06, 2015: The Supreme Court began its fall term this week. This seems like a good time to pause for a moment to revisit how decisions by Chief Justice John Roberts and four of his Supreme Court colleagues during the past five years have given the nation a system of legalized bribery.
FreeSpeechForPeople.org: September 22, 2015: Government labeling measures could be more vulnerable to legal challenge in the wake of an appeals ruling that struck down part of a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule requiring manufacturers to declare that their products are "not DRC conflict free" if they use imported metals that could be linked to armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to lawyers following the case.
The Hill: July 02, 2015: When Congress failed to act on immigration, Obama did the right thing and issued executive orders that lifted families out of the shadows. [The Latino community] hope[s] that he will show the same courage to act and use the power to level the playing field for voters and issue an executive order that discloses political contributions for government contractors. With Congress failing to pass the DISCLOSE Act, only the president can bring dark money donors to light.
The Hill: September 11, 2014: Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked a constitutional amendment meant to reverse both Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. Senate Democrats needed 60 votes to end debate on the measure, but fell short in the 54-42 party-line vote.
Justice to Weigh Key Limit on Political Donors
The New York Times: October 1, 2013: The’s Citizens United decision reshaped American politics by striking down limits on independent campaign spending by corporations and unions. But it did nothing to disturb the other main form of campaign finance regulation: caps on individuals’ direct contributions to candidates.
New York Daily News: September 20, 2013: Judge to Cablevision: corporations aren't really people, my friend. Rejecting the telecommunication giant's Mitt Romney argument, a Nassau County jurist pulled the plug on a lawsuit claiming the company was a victim of harassment and stalking when union leaders heckled its thin-skinned CEO James Dolan and crashed an investors' meeting at the Four Seasons.
Politico: September 12, 2013: The Supreme Court is going to hear McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission in October - another case testing who can spend how much in federal elections.
Huffington Post: September 6, 2013 Common Cause, Public Citizen, Free Speech for People and the Arkansas-based Regnat Populus filed a ballot initiative with the Arkansas Attorney General's office that would make Arkansas the 17th state to call for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution walking back the Supreme Court verdict.
Huffington Post: July 24, 2013: Legislation has been introduced in Wisconsin to get a referendum question on the 2014 ballot!
The Nation: July 5, 2013: Despite the media's scant coverage of our successes, millions of Americans have made it clear that they want corporate money out of politics.
Huffington Post: July 4, 2013: Oregon becomes the 16th state to call to overturn Citizens United!
Huffington Post: June 19, 2013: Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) on Tuesday each proposed constitutional amendments aimed at reforming the campaign finance system.
VTDiggers.com: June 18, 2013: A press release from State Senators Ginny Lyons and Anthony Pollina supporting growing momentum in Congress like Senator Udall's resolutions to overturn Citizens United.
Arkansas Times: June 13, 2013: An Arkansas Times editorial about the need for the Arkansas legislature and Congressional Representatives and Senators of Arkansas to call for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.
Yes! Magazine: June 11, 2013: Eight in ten Americans oppose the Supreme Court ruling, which allows unlimited corporate spending on U.S. elections. Delaware is now one of the states demanding that Congress step in and overturn it.
PoliticusUSA: June 10, 2013: The Delaware General Assembly signs a letter calling for Congress to pass a constitutional amendment that would overturn Citizens United.
Huffington Post: May 1, 2013: Maine becomes the 13th state to call to overturn Citizens United!