Day: June 27, 2012

Massachusetts legislators calling for Constitutional Amendment to reverse Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision

By Michael Norton and Matt Murphy

State House News Service

June 23, 2012

BOSTON — Concord Rep. Cory Atkins feels one of her colleagues this election cycle could become the first local victim of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.

To hear Atkins tell it, the court’s January 2010 ruling means there’s nothing stopping corporate interests from swooping in days before the election and dumping large amounts of cash into Super PAC ads targeting a particular representative or senator, who would then be unable to respond proportionately.

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