In a new article from Melissa Attias at CQ Roll Call "Contraception Case Spurs Legal Briefs From Dozens of Members of Congress" our Legal Advisory Director Ron Fein was quoted in regards to our new amicus brief we submitted in the Conestoga Wood v. Sebelius Supreme Court Case.
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.
Free Speech for People, along with our allies at Public Citizen, hosted an online conversation featuring Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and superstar activist for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision that opened the floodgates to secret corporate money in elections).
Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and founder of the Stamp Stampede movement, will be the guest in a national webinar tonight, January 8th, at 8:30 PM ET.
He will be discussing, along with other allies at Public Citizens and Our Time, about how big money is influencing our elections and the implications of the impending court ruling in McCutcheon vs. FEC.