Today marks a very troubling moment for our democracy as the Supreme Court will hear the McCutcheon vs. FEC case. While the 2010 Citizens United case allowed corporations to make unlimited campaign expenditures to influence our elections, McCutcheon will enable the wealthy few to give more money directly to the candidates themselves.
This post is written by Free Speech for People Co-Founder and President Jeff Clements and is featured on the ACS Law Blog.
The facts are clear --- small businesses are overwhelmingly against unlimited campaign spending in elections. Why? Because campaign spending limits makes good business sense.
Three years after Citizens United, the Supreme Court decision that granted corporations the right to free speech and the power to flood our elections with campaign contributions, comes a new battle.
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On Argument of McCutcheon v. FEC, Democracy
Groups Call for Constitutional Amendment
Supreme Court hearing case shows need for an amendment to protect integrity
of our democracy, eight groups argue
On Thursday in a live event sponsored by the Constitutional Accountability Center, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Professor Lawrence Lessig, director of Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics, discussed why they believe the founding fathers would disagree with the way in which the Supreme Court interpreted the term “corruption” in its ruling on Citizens United v. FEC.
Today we celebrate a significant milestone in the campaign for a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling in Citizens United. Support for the amendment now stands at one-third of what is needed for victory!
Read below this powerful speech from James C. Nelson, former Justice of the Montana Supreme Court and a member of our Legal Advisory Committee, regarding Citizens United and corporate rights. For a full list of our Legal Advisory Committee with brief bios for each member, click here.
Justice at Risk: Montana’s Fight For Impartial Courts
James C. Nelson,
This new and important blog post written by Robert A.G. Monks, author of Citizens Disunited: Passive Investors, Drone CEOs, and the Corporate Capture of the American Dream, a corporate governance adviser and shareholder activist and Free Speech for People co-founder Jeff Clements was featured as part of the American Constitution Society's 2013 Constitution Day symposium.
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