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.”