Citizens United is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

As shameful as the Citizens United decision is, we must confront the sobering reality that it is only the tip of the iceberg. A small ruling elite (often succinctly described as the 1%) have stolen control of the country, and they are ruling over us.

What is Citizens United? | An Introduction

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Citizens United is two different but related things: a Political Action Committee (PAC) in Washington, D.C., and a Supreme Court case about election spending in which the aforementioned PAC was the plaintiff. Both lie at the center of a debate over the role corporations should play in society.

Surprise! Citizens United Legal Reasoning Doesn’t Rely on Corporate Personhood

There’s a misconception spreading that Citizens United is an extension of corporate personhood. It’s not. While it’s true that Citizens United strengthened 1st amendment protections for corporations, the basis for that protection isn’t personhood. Rather, the court’s decision rests on something else.

Roots of Rebellion: Why Montana is the Only State to Reject Citizens United

A long history of corporate abuse, which includes bribery of state legislators, environmental abuses, and manipulation through ballot initiatives, has led Montanans to take strong measures to protect themselves.

Montana Supreme Court Rejects Argument that Citizens United Ruling Voids State Law

On December 30, the Montana Supreme Court issued a stunning ruling, rejecting arguments that the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Citizens United vs. FEC applied to Montana’s century-old ban on direct corporate election spending.

Montana’s Rejection of Citizens United as Precedent Goes to U.S. Supreme Court

Justice Kennedy suspended the Montana Supreme Court ruling and Montana’s ban on corporate electioneering sought by the plaintiffs, pending the filing an appeal by the American Tradition Partnership.

Citizens United v. FEC Ruling & Selected Media Coverage

Links to coverage and commentary of the Supreme Court’s watershed decision.