In a recent forum at the Carter Center, former President Carter expressed his concern and dissent in regards to the Citizens United ruling.

“Speaking at the Carter Center, Mr. Carter compared current campaign finance practices with the ‘legal bribery of candidates,’ and fiercely criticized the U.S. Supreme Court for removing limits on independent campaign spending by businesses and labor unions.  ‘The most serious blow to the effectiveness of Congress was the 2008-9 Citizens United law suit ruling that corporations are people with unlimited rights as donors who don’t have to be identified,’ he said. Mr. Carter called the decision ‘very stupid’ despite the court’s findings that the removal of limits on spending was protected by the first amendment.” Read the full article from Global Atlanta here.