On this day in 2010, the Supreme Court announced its ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission—a groundbreaking decision that continues to resonate in American politics and constitutional law.
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Cenk Uygur, the host of the Young Turks, and the Campaign Legal Center’s Meredith McGehee join the National Constitution Center’s Jeffery Rosen for a podcast debate about a constitutional convention versus legislative reform as a way to address campaign finance concerns.
Next Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear two cases related to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, and the stakes are high for both sides. In fact, the interpretation of a semi-colon in the context of the First Amendment could play a critical role.
Alexander Fullman previews the upcoming Supreme Court arguments in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, a case that could lead to the spending of even more money in United States elections.
As tens of millions of dollars of money (much of it probably from corporations) flows often secretly into this year’s presidential and congressional campaigns–and as efforts to stop that flow seem frustrated–the U.S. Supreme Court has just signaled that it may take another look at its part in that situation.