Recently we had the opportunity to interview shareholder activist Robert AG Monks about his thoughts regarding Citizens United and the corporatization of democracy. Click to watch the short interview below:
Is Nebraska on its way to being the 17th State to call for a Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United?
Recently proponents to overturn the 2010 Citizens United decision gathered at the State Capitol in Nebraska to demonstrate support for a legislative resolution that asks Congress to overturn the decision with a constitutional amendment.
Proponents of election spending limits urged Nebraska to join a national effort Thursday to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United decision. Four years ago, the high court ruled political spending is a form of free speech.
Today, Free Speech For People is submitting an amicus (friend of the court) brief to the Supreme Court in the Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius court case. Click here to read the brief in full.
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Tuesday January 21st, 2014 will mark the fourth anniversary of the Citizens United ruling. A new op-ed by FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein, published recently in McClatchy, talks about how this ruling means far more than solely an increase of big money's influence in our politics. Check out the piece below.
It’s been four years this month since the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision that equated corporations with people and allowed unlimited corporate spending in our elections. Since the ruling, corporations and big money interests have flooded our elections, at the local, state, and national levels, with an unprecedented amount of campaign expenditures.