Citizens United v. FEC

Citizens United and Its Critics

This short article examines criticism of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Citizens United v. FEC. Amidst the criticism, the author highlights what most of the decision’s opponents miss:  the Citizens United decision wasn’t about money in politics; it was about the First Amendment. By inspecting the testimony of Deputy Solicitor General Stevens and then-Solicitor General Elena Kagan, the author illustrates the decision’s potential impact on the First Amendment, had it been decided differently. The author continues, placing the Citizens United decision in context with a brief examination of several other First Amendment cases decided by the Roberts Court, and concludes with a strong message about the case and its seminal relationship to the First Amendment.

Filed Under: Citizens United v. FEC, Faulty Assumptions, First Amendment, Research, Floyd Abrams

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

Amicus Brief: Citizens United v. FEC

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Filed Under: Citizens United v. FEC, Completed Amicus Briefs, Legal, Legal Center, amicus brief, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, Amicus Briefs, Citizens United v. FEC, Completed Cases (Amicus), Amicus Briefs, Completed Cases (Amicus)

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