Citizens United

Screenshot of an anti-Gingrich ad from the Romney CampaignAnyone with a television knows that the post-Citizens United election world has delivered not just unlimited spending from wealthy donors, but also a seemingly unlimited threshold for negativity in campaign advertisements. The numbers are...
03/29/2012
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The most common critique of Citizens United is that it allows corporations to wield ever greater influence in our democracy -- on top of the considerable power business already had before the Supreme Court decision in 2010. More recently, during the Republican primary, critics of Citizens United...
03/26/2012
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TheWall Street Journal ran a disingenuous and misleading opinion piece on Sunday evening titled "The Corporate Disclosure Assault," arguing that “[u]nions and liberal activists are using proxy rules to attack business political speech.” The piece—exactly like the undisclosed...
03/20/2012
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Adam Lioz appeared on "At Issue with Ben Merens" on Wisconsin Public Radio to discuss Auctioning Democracy: The Rise of the Super PACs and the 2012 election. Adam warns that the Citizens Union decision has given an even greater voice to the wealthy who do not always have the same...
03/14/2012
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The outcome of Super Tuesday confirmed what we already know: Republicans voters aren’t hugely enthusiastic about any of their choices this primary season. And in even worse news for Republicans, independent voters now hold very negative views of the GOP candidates -- as a new Washington...
03/07/2012
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Eliza Carney has an interesting piece in Roll Call observing that in light of Congressional inaction, several federal agencies have now moved to center stage in the fight over unrestricted campaign money. While bills like DISCLOSE Act continue to be proposed, procedural bottlenecks and the current...
03/01/2012
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“I’m against very wealthy ­people attempting to or influencing elections”  You might think this statement was made by Buddy Roemer, or a member of Occupy Wall Street. But you’d be wrong. Sheldon Adelson – who with his wife contributed a campaign-saving $10...
02/27/2012
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