Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

In the News: Wall Street Journal: The War on Political Free Speech

The War on Political Free Speech By Brad Smith Two years ago the Supreme Court upheld the right of an incorporated nonprofit organization to distribute, air and advertise a turgid documentary about Hillary Clinton called, appropriately enough, “Hillary: The Movie.” From this seemingly innocuous and obvious First Amendment decision has sprung a campaign of disinformation […]

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In the News: Daily Caller: Campaign-finance McCarthyism

Campaign-finance McCarthyism By Bradley A. Smith As the 2012 campaign heats up, it seems like everywhere we hear warnings of “shadowy groups” pumping millions into campaigns, “and nobody knows where that money is coming from.” The hyperbole from campaign finance reformers is that the public will never know who funds political advocacy, which they blame […]

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In the News: Washington Examiner: Citizens United, shareholder paternalism and arts funding

Citizens United, Shareholding Activists, And Political Speech: What Corporate Managers Need To Know By Bradley A. Smith Citizens United, the 2010 ruling that famously led President Obama to wag a disapproving finger at the Supreme Court during his State of the Union address, held that businesses have a right to engage in political campaigning. Although […]

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In the News: Wall Street Journal: The Incumbent’s Bane: Citizens United and the 2010 Election

Wall Street Journal: The Incumbent’s Bane: Citizens United and the 2010 Election By Bradley A. Smith Last Jan. 27, President Obama stunned his State of the Union audience with an unprecedented attack on the Supreme Court and its decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The president claimed that the Jan. 21, 2010, decision […]

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After Citizens United

In this law review article, Michael S. Kang analyzes the trends in the Supreme Court’s rulings on campaign finance cases in light of the landmark decision in Citizens United v. FEC. Kang argues that Justice Anthony Kennedy’s views are driving the direction of the Roberts Court towards a narrower justification for government regulation of campaign […]

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