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Senator Tom Udall provides testimony at US Senate hearing on Citizens United

Testimony of Senator Tom Udall
Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights
Hearing on “Taking Back Our Democracy: Responding to Citizens United and the Rise of Super PACs”
July 24, 2012

Good afternoon Chairman Durbin, Ranking Member Graham, and members of the Subcommittee.

Thank you for holding this important hearing.

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Constitutional amendment required to undo Citizens United, Senate panel told

Warren Richey

Christian Science Monitor

July 24, 2012

It will take a constitutional amendment to reverse the flood of independent money inundating American elections in the aftermath of the US Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United decision, a Senate Judiciary subcommittee was told on Tuesday.

New laws alone will not be enough to counter the impact of the 2010 high court decision establishing that corporations have a First Amendment right to make independent political expenditures during election season, witnesses told the panel.

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