More CCP analysis of Citizens United

Here’s a round-up of day two coverage of the historic Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.

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Prof. Hayward on Citizens United v. FEC

George Mason University assistant professor of law Allison Hayward, also a CCP board member, provides analysis of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United to D.C.’s FOX affiliate:

“What’s happened here is that the court has revisited a problem that has been in campaign funding for a long time and has finally said clearly that there’s no constitutional ability for congress to say that corporations — and, by extension, labor organizations — can’t make independent expenditures in federal campaigns,” Hayward explained.

The embedded video (5:33 long) is below the jump.

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Justice Stevens’ Dissent: Lengthy, Passionate and at Odds with Reality

At 90 pages, Justice Stevens’ dissent in Citizens United v. FEC is long. Which is not surprising — Stevens is saying “goodbye” by expressing his final word on an important legal issue. Stevens has been a consistent voice for deference to Congress. This is sincere on his part, given his background as a prosecutor bringing corrupt pols to justice in Illinois, for which he gained fame — and ultimately a federal judgeship.

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Hoersting on C-SPAN debating Citizens United

This morning, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal featured CCP Vice President Steve Hoersting debating American University Prof. Jamin Raskin on the impact of the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision on American politics.

Video of the exchange is below the jump… 

 

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Citizens United v. FEC: Post-Decision Debate SCOTUScast

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Four Reasons Not To Fear The Supreme Court’s Business-Political Spending Decision

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Pure science fiction

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High Court rules for free speech

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High court protects political speech

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Citizens United v. FEC Supreme Court Decision

Here is a copy of the Citizens United v. FEC Supreme Court Decision.

Filed Under: Citizens United v. FEC, Legal, Legal Center, Citizens United v. FEC, Completed Cases (Opinions), Opinions

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