CCP board member Allison Hayward published this op-ed in the Washington Examiner on Citizens United: “Ban on small-business political bucks is unconstitutional.”
Here’s an excerpt:
In addition to material already available in this context, I recently reviewed the archives of an interesting — but long-forgotten — series of prosecutions of corporations for making political contributions. In those materials, I found clear indication that notwithstanding political enthusiasm for the prosecution, both U.S. attorneys involved had doubts about the constitutionality of their position…
Prohibiting corporations and unions categorically from political spending has always been controversial, for good reason, as the court’s reargument in Citizens United illustrated yet again.