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‘Democracy for All’: House Dems Introduce Bill to Overturn Citizens United

Jan 19, 2023

Julia Conley

(Common Dreams) The proposal, said the campaign finance reform group End Citizens United, “strikes at the heart” of the 2010 ruling. “It would affirm the right of the people to pass state and federal laws by restoring Congress’ and the states’ authority to place [limits] on political spending,” said the group. In addition to overturning Citizens United, the Democrats aim to overturn the “fundamental flaws” and legal precedents that underpinned the court’s reasoning in 2010 and in “an entire line of cases dating back to the 1976 Buckley v. Valeo decision, which prevented meaningful regulation of campaign expenditures by corporations and special interest groups.”