Citizens United v. FEC Ruling & Selected Media Coverage

Updated January 21, 2010

See our comprehensive introduction to Citizens United for background

Court Opinions (Issued January 20, 2010)

Notable Analysis and Commentary

There were 2000+ articles published within 24 hours of the Court’s announcement, this is just a sampling.

Pre-ruling coverage

 Notable Quotes

“The bottom line is, the Supreme Court has just predetermined the winners of next November’s election. It won’t be the Republican or the Democrats and it won’t be the American people; it will be Corporate America.” –Senator Charles Schumer

“While American democracy is imperfect, few outside the majority of this Court would have thought its flaws included a dearth of corporate money in politics.” –Justice John Paul Stevens’ dissent

“Five justices were unhappy with the limited nature of the case before us, so they changed the case to give themselves an opportunity to change the law.” — Adam Liptak, Supreme Court reporter and commnetator at NY Times