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
Reversing Citizens United
The Washington Post
Katrina Vanden Heuvel
December 22, 2010
Most Valuable Idea: Amend the Constitution
Almost 40 years ago, a Virginia lawyer named Lewis F. Powell Jr. warned that the nation’s free enterprise system was under attack. He urged the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to assemble “a highly competent staff of lawyers” and retain outside counsel “of national standing and reputation” to appear before the Supreme Court and advance the interests of American business.
The Roberts Court
Hosted by Coffee Party USA, John Bonifaz discusses what needs to be done to reverse the ruling in Citizens United: "To restore the First Amendment to its original purpose, we need to enact a constitutional amendment that puts people ahead of corporations."
Free Speech for People is posting a competition for a short video (3 minutes or less) that it wants to release on the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Citizens United case. The video should creatively, and persuasively, dramatize the insidious problem of giving corporations the same rights as human beings, and also offer a viable solution to this problem. The more creative and effective ways that we, the people, can fight back, the better. More
Experts call for Constitutional amendment to take back democracy from corporations
November 4, 2010
John Nichols and Robert W. McChesney
This article appeared in the November 29, 2010 edition of the Nation