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Thu Jan 7, 2016, 01:10 PM

California Could Sound the Loudest Call Yet for Overturning ‘Citizens United’

California Could Sound the Loudest Call Yet for Overturning ‘Citizens United’
This post originally appeared at The Nation.

When Americans cast their ballots for president next November — at the close of what will be the most expensive campaign in the country’s history — voters in the nation’s largest state could weigh in on the question of whether to amend the US Constitution to counter the influence of all that campaign cash.

Sixteen states have already formally requested that members of Congress support an amendment to effectively overturn the US Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in the case of Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission — the most egregious of a series of High Court rulings that have ushered in a new era of corporate spending and special-interest influence. So, too, have 650 communities across the country, including Los Angeles, the most populous city in California and the second-most-populous city in the United States.

But a vote by Californians in favor of an amendment that would renew the authority of local, state, and federal officials to regulate campaign fundraising and spending has the potential to send the most powerful signal yet in support of the constitutional remedy.

That signal should have been sent in 2014. Unfortunately, the opportunity to express popular support for reform — and to prod Congress to act — was thwarted that year by defenders of the current system.

I am so onboard with this.
Most important item on the ballot.
Vote yes.

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dhill926 Jan 2016 #1
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Thu Jan 7, 2016, 01:39 PM

1. K & R...for visibility.....

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Mon Jan 11, 2016, 02:04 AM

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This should pass easily right? It'll be interesting to see the opposition ads.

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