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Senate GOP blocks constitutional amendment on campaign spending

Senate Democrats needed 60 votes to end debate on the measure, but fell short in the 54-42 party-line vote. ... Republicans said the Senate vote was a political stunt by Democrats ahead of the midterm elections. Democrats up for reelection are expected t
The Hill
added Sep 12, 2014 09:12
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Democrats and Republicans face off on campaign spending constitutional amendment

Senate Democrats started their campaign-season drive Monday for a constitutional amendment aimed at curbing special interests' financial clout in elections, a doomed effort ... would let lawmakers roll back the Supreme Court's 1976 Buckley v. Valeo decisi
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 10, 2014 10:56
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Three million petition signatures to overturn Citizens United delivered to Congress

On Monday, Daily Kos, alongside dozens of allied organizations representing 3 million petition signers, joined with elected officials to demand a constitutional amendment that would end the notion that corporations are people and money is speech.
Daily Kos (blog)
added Sep 10, 2014 10:53
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Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee, On S.J. Res. 19 – A Constitutional Amendment Relating to Contributions and Expenditures Intended to Affect Elections

would restore to Congress and the States the authority to set reasonable limits on contributions and expenditures in our elections. The amendment would also allow Congress and the States to distinguish between natural persons and corporations when shapin
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
added Sep 9, 2014 11:39
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U.S. Senate Votes to Advance 'Citizens United' Amendment, But GOP Members Set to Oppose It

Senate voted to move forward with a final vote on a joint resolution to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would overturn the Supreme Court's infamous Citizens United decision. The 79 to 18 vote to end debate and move on to a final vote o
The Brad Blog (Brad Friedman blog)
added Sep 9, 2014 11:32
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PUIG: The McCutcheon Decision and the Ghost of Lewis Powell

The “Powell Memorandum” refers to a confidential memorandum written in August 1971 by Lewis F. Powell Jr., a corporate attorney for the tobacco industry...“Attack on American Free Enterprise System” set forth a comprehensive strategy to achieve a posit
A Frank Opinion (Frank Puig blog)
added Sep 8, 2014 15:59
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NICHOLS: This Is a ‘Pivotal Moment’ for the Movement to Remove Big Money From Politics

The debate signals that a grassroots movement has established the rational response to a political crisis created by US Supreme Court rulings (including, but certainly not exclusively, the Citizens United and McCutcheon decisions) that have opened the flo
The Nation
added Sep 8, 2014 15:48
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UDALL / SANDERS: The Threat to American Democracy

On Monday, we will vote on our constitutional amendment on campaign finance reform. But we won’t stop there. We must develop an unprecedented grass-roots movement in all 50 states to make it clear to Congress and the Supreme Court that buying
Politico
added Sep 8, 2014 15:45
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Theodore Olson: Harry Reid Rewrites the First Amendment

The rhetoric of these would-be constitutional reformers is focused on two Supreme Court decisions: Citizens United v. FEC (2010) and McCutcheon v. FEC (2014). In Citizens United, the court struck down a law prohibiting unions and corporations from using
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Sep 8, 2014 15:43
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Seeking Facts, Justices Settle for What Briefs Tell Them

Some “studies” presented in amicus briefs were paid for or conducted by the group that submitted the brief and published only on the Internet. ..“... same problem that the rest of us do: figuring out how to distinguish between real facts and Internet fact
New York Times
added Sep 2, 2014 09:36
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