In the News: Mint Press News: Less-Than-Perfect Prophet Cuomo Trumpets State Campaign Finance Reform

By Frederick Reese

This week saw the fourth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission. The ruling reversed a lower court’s ruling that banned the airing and advertising of a film critical to then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on broadcast television.

“Citizens United has become the all-purpose boogeyman,” said Bradley Smith, an election law expert and founder of the Center for Competitive Politics. “Whatever you hate about campaigns, blame Citizens United.”

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The Center for Competitive Politics is now the Institute for Free Speech.