Fred Wertheimer for Huffington Post: “A Call to Arms”

The Huffington Post A Call to Arms By: Fred Wertheimer In 1789, the Founding Fathers created a constitutional system of government by the people. In 2010, five Supreme Court Justices — Roberts, Kennedy, Scalia, Thomas and Alito — changed it to a constitutional system of government by millionaires, billionaires and corporations. In the Citizens United …

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Fred Wertheimer for Huffington Post “2014 Election Confirms Citizens United Decision Based on Fundamentally Flawed Premises”

The Huffington Post 2014 Election Confirms Citizens United Decision Based on Fundamentally Flawed Premises By: Fred Wertheimer The 2014 congressional elections confirmed that the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United was based on fundamentally flawed premises. The Court majority in Citizens United explicitly based its misguided decision on two grounds: campaign expenditures by outside groups …

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Citizen United Decision Does Open a Major Loophole for Foreign Interests to Participate in Federal Elections Through Domestic-Controlled Corporations, Congress Needs to Act Quickly to Close the Loophole

Last night in his State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to enact legislation to correct the problems caused by the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Citizens United v. FEC. The President said that the decision “reversed a century of law to open the floodgates for special interests – including foreign corporations …

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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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The Citizens United Case, Part 7: The Supreme Court and How It Defines “Corruption” in Determining the Constitutionality of Campaign Finance Laws

The Supreme Court is expected to decide the case of Citizens United v. FEC in the coming weeks. At issue in this key campaign finance case is the constitutionality of the ban on the spending of corporate treasury funds to influence federal elections enacted in 1947. (This is Part 7 of a series of releases …

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The Citizens United Case, Part 6 Chief Justice Roberts Faces Unusual Choice: Will He Say “Never Mind”

Chief Justice John Roberts faces a rare, if not unprecedented, choice in the Citizens United case argued before the Supreme Court on September 9, 2009 and awaiting a decision. If Chief Justice Roberts votes in Citizens United to overturn the 2003 Supreme Court decision in McConnell v. Federal Election Commission that upheld restrictions on the …

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Campaign Money And The Chief Justice

On September 19, 2009 a column by Stuart Taylor Jr. appeared in National Journal entitled “Campaign Money And The Chief Justice.” According to the column: The Supreme Court, especially Chief Justice John Roberts, is at a crossroads. The immediate issue is whether to demolish Congress’s overly broad, 62-year-old ban on corporate spending in federal elections …

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The Trial of John Roberts

Yesterday an op-ed by Jeffrey Rosen appeared in The New York Times entitled “The Trial of John Roberts”. Jeffrey Rosen is a law professor at George Washington University and the legal affairs editor of The New Republic. The New York Times The Trial of John Roberts By Jeffrey Rosen September 13, 2009 Four years ago, …

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The Court and Campaign Finance

Today an editorial appeared in The New York Times entitled “The Court and Campaign Finance”. The editorial discusses the argument in the Supreme Court on September 9, 2009 in the Citizens United case. The New York Times The Court and Campaign Finance Editorial September 11, 2009 In the Supreme Court this week, Elena Kagan, the …

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