A Concord attorney is raising an alarm about the influence of corporate profits in the political process, and wants to overturn the year-old Supreme Court decision, the so-called Citizens United case, that gave corporations free rein to influence public elections.
As the throngs celebrated in Cairo, I couldn’t help wondering about what is happening to democracy here in the United States. I think it’s on the ropes. We’re in serious danger of becoming a democracy in name only.
Massachusetts S.772. Senator Jamie Eldridge (D). Introduced on 1/21/2011. Free Speech For People resolution calling on the United States Congress to pass and send the states for ratification a Constitutional amendment to restore the First Amendment and fair elections to the people. Click here to view the resolution.
California AJR 3. Assemblyman Pedro Nava (D-35). Introduced on 1/23/2009. Expresses disagreement with the Citizens United ruling and calls on the US Congress to pass a constitutional amendment. Click here for additional information, including full text and current status.
By Jeffrey D. Clements, Principal, Clements Law Office, LLC. Mr. Clements filed an amicus brief in the Citizens United case on behalf of several democracy advocacy organizations, and serves as general counsel of Free Speech for People. He is also author of the ACS Issue Brief, "Beyond Citizens United v. More »
January 20, 2011 – On the eve of the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s controversial ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, a new public opinion survey finds that seventy-nine percent of Americans sharply disapprove of the decision and support a constitutional amendment to reverse the Court’s ruling. More »
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