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Progressive groups at Iowa Capitol protest ‘Citizens United 2.0.’

Progressive groups rallied in front of the Iowa Capitol on Tuesday, according to the Des Moines Register. The progressives urged the Supreme Court not to strike down limits to political campaign contributions in a case being described as Citizens United 2.0. “These contribution limits were set in the first place…

Citizens United 2.0? Supreme Court could kill limits on political donations

Three years after its historic Citizens United decision upended America’s campaign finance system, the Supreme Court appears poised to allow even more cash to flood into US politics. In one of the most highly anticipated cases of a judicial term that got underway this week, the US high court on…

Corruption watch: Here comes Citizens United 2.0

Mark October 8 on your calendar – that’s when the Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that’s being called Citizens United 2.0. The case, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, will test the constitutionality of limits on individual…  …

Chris Hayes explains why Citizens United is the real scandal behind the IRS scandal

MSNBC host Chris Hayes on Monday night explained how the Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United ruling lead to the current IRS scandal. The IRS on Friday admitted that it had targeted tea party groups applying to be social welfare nonprofits with extra scrutiny. Hayes said the Citizens United ruling obscured…

Supreme Court case could eliminate the few campaign spending limits Citizens United left behind

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a case that could affect the historic Citizens United verdict. According to the Political Wire blog, the Republican National Committee and one wealthy Alabama donor will argue before the court that, while donors are limited to giving no more than $2,500 directly…

Bernie Sanders: Congress spends day and night worrying about the wealthy

At a congressional summit Wednesday about the Citizens United decision, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said the U.S. Congress was only concerned about the “wealthy and powerful” because of the influence of campaign contributions. “This country faces enormous problems, the middle-class is declining, poverty is increasing, we’re worried about global warming,…

New York Assembly’s election panel approves bill to condemn Citizens United ruling

The New York Assembly’s Election Law Committee on Tuesday approved a resolution to call upon the United States Congress send to the states for ratification a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The resolution was introduced by Assemblyman James Brennan (D). It mirrors a similar resolution…

California Assembly panel approves resolution condemning Citizens United ruling

The California Assembly Judiciary Committee on Tuesday approved a resolution to call upon the United States Congress send to the states for ratification a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The ruling struck down key provisions of the federal McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform law and gave…

Corporations get tax breaks thanks to ‘Citizens United’

by Justin Elliott, ProPublica, March 19, 2012, 1:45 p.m. The Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision opened up the way for unlimited corporate spending on politics and has led to the proliferation of non-profit political groups that do not have to disclose the identities of their donors. But it turns…

Bernie Sanders praises Vermont towns for challenging Citizens United ruling

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders applauded towns in his state Vermont that called for a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission on Tuesday. By Tuesday evening, 23 towns had called on Vermont legislators and the state’s congressional delegation to overturn the…

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