The Court’s Blow to Democracy; The Supreme Court removes important limits on campaign finance

Today editorials appeared in The New York Times entitled “The Court’s Blow to Democracy” and The Washington Post entitled “The Supreme Court removes important limits on campaign finance.” The New York Times The Court’s Blow to Democracy Editorial January 22, 2010 With a single, disastrous 5-to-4 ruling, the Supreme Court has thrust politics back to …

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Supreme Court Decision in Citizens United Case is Disaster for American People and Dark Day for the Court

Destructive Decision Turns Back Clock to 19th Century; Chief Justice Roberts Abandons His Public Commitment to “Judicial Modesty” and “Respect for Precedent” Statement of Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer Today’s Supreme Court decision in theCitizens United case is a disaster for the American people and a dark day for the Supreme Court. The decision will …

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Attacks on Media Coverage of Citizens United’s Pivotal Role in Rise of Super PACs Are Misguided and Wrong

By Fred Wertheimer President, Democracy 21 On January 21, 2010, the Supreme Court in the Citizens United case struck down the ban on corporate spending in federal elections and opened Pandora’s Box. The Supreme Court’s decision played a pivotal role in the rise of Super PACs. Super PACs are federally registered political committees that raise …

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