Posts Tagged ‘Citizens United’

Sep
2014
11

Amendment to Overturn Citizens United Moves Through Senate, Nobody Holds Their Breath

Amendment to Overturn Citizens United Moves Through Senate, Nobody Holds Their Breath
  New Mexico Senator Tom Udall’s proposed measure to restore Congress’ right to establish campaign spending limits passed the Senate on a 79-18 procedural vote and is now up for debate.  The amendment, which would effectively overturn the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United, remains unlikely to pass as it would need strong...
May
2014
2

Proposal to Reverse Citizens United, McCutcheon Introduced by Top Dems in Senate Hearing

Proposal to Reverse Citizens United, McCutcheon Introduced by Top Dems in Senate Hearing
  During a Senate Rules Committee hearing New York Senator Charles Schumer said that the Senate will vote on a constitutional amendment to effectively reverse the Supreme Court’s Citizens United and FEC v. McCutcheon decisions.  The hearing fell victim to predictable partisan divide with no compromise in sight, but Schumer spoke out in...
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Mar
2014
12

American Cream: Ben & Jerry’s Join Fight to Overturn Citizens United

American Cream: Ben & Jerry's Join Fight to Overturn Citizens United
  The creators of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, want to “Get the Dough Out!” of American politics and are thus pushing for a constitutional amendment that would overturn Citizens United vs. FEC and keep corporate money out of elections.   The question of corporate influence over elections continues to...
Oct
2013
7

Second Coming of Citizens United, McCutcheon v. FEC, Would “Create a System of Legalized Bribery”

Second Coming of Citizens United, McCutcheon v. FEC, Would
  The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in McCutcheon vs. FEC, a case that seeks to eliminate limits on campaign donations made directly to candidates.  The case has been referred to as the “new Citizens United” and could severely darken the future of money in politics by allowing a direct and unlimited fiscal line from [&hellip...
Jan
2013
22

Los Angeles Could be Months from Becoming Largest City to Beat Back Citizens United

The grassroots effort to overturn Citizens United — the infamous Right-wing driven law enshrining “corporate personhood” as an actual, laughable thing — is making its way through Los Angeles where voters may get to tackle a ballot initiative that could overturn the 2010 Supreme Court ruling. The L.A. City Council voted last...