Amendment to Reverse SCOTUS Citizens United Ruling
Link from The Hill. Dodd introduced an amendment to reverse SCOTUS Citizens United ruling. I will be cheering wildly (along with a huge majority of people according to polls like this) if this can actually pass both Houses.
Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) introduced a constitutional amendment today
to overrule a recent Supreme Court decision on campaign spending.
The court ruled 5-4 last month in Citizens United v. FEC that Congress cannot regulate independent expenditures by corporations and possibly labor unions. The ruling could dramatically increase third party spending on elections.
Dodd's amendment, co-sponsored by Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) would explicitly grant Congress the authority to regulate campaign fundraising and expenditures for federal elections.
The amendment would also let states regular such activity in their own elections.
"I strongly disagree with the Supreme Court’s conclusion that money is speech, and that corporations should be treated the same as individual Americans when it comes to protected, fundamental speech rights,” Dodd said in a statement.