Category: Democracy Amendments

What the Ninth Circuit’s Prostitution Decision Can Teach Us About Money in Politics

A federal court of appeals just rejected a case challenging prostitution laws as unconstitutional. A Newsweek piece published this Saturday—as it happens, the anniversary of oral argument in the case that created super PACs—explained how this decision, perhaps unexpectedly, shows what’s wrong with the way the Supreme Court thinks about money in politics. The analysis draws on scholarship by
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The Recorder: McGovern introduces bill seeking to remove big money influence in elections

Richie Davis of the Recorder reports on the introduction of the Democracy For All Amendment by U.S. Representative James McGovern and other members of Congress. The amendment would overturn the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United. Click here to learn more about the Democracy for All Amendment. “U.S. Rep. James McGovern, D-Worcester, has joined with
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Stream Pay2Play FREE

We are pleased to be able to offer you the chance to watch the film Pay 2 Play: Democracy’s High Stakes from October 10-12th for FREE on Vimeo. Pay 2 Play is an entertaining documentary about the corrupting influence of money in politics featuring Robert Reich, Lawrence Lessig, Marianne Williamson, Noam Chomsky, Van Jones and
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Join Jeff Clements Wednesday 9/30 at UMASS Dartmouth, MA

Jeff Clements, Free Speech For People’s Co-Founder and Board Chair, has authored a new updated and expanded edition of his widely acclaimed book, Corporations Are Not People. Join Jeff for a special speaking event sponsored by Citizens for Economic Justice and the Public Interest Law Fellowship Program at UMASS Dartmouth School of Law on the evening of
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