Senate Rejects Amendment to “Fix” Citizens United

Citizens United vs. FEC has become the benchmark case for campaign finance. In it, the Supreme Court said that political ads were protected under free speech rights and should not be limited by campaign contribution laws. As a result, indirect campaign spending through Political Action Committees has been largely unchecked, and mega-donors have been the major players in campaign finance ever since. In an effort to fix the law and (allegedly) rein in campaign spending, Senate Democrats tried to Read more […]