Petition Update

How A Republican Appeals Court Just Made Citizens United Even Worse

John Watts
Nashville, TN

Sep 8, 2012 — "One of the few silver linings on the Supreme Court’s election-buying decision
in Citizens United was its holding that — although corporations are now free to spend as much money as they want to elect their preferred candidates — such spending could still be subject to disclosure laws so long as those laws bear a “substantial relation” to “‘providing the electorate with information’ about the sources of election-related spending.” The most Republican federal court of appeals in the country just wiped away much of this silver lining, however, striking down a Minnesota law requiring corporations seeking to buy elections to register their political fund and make regular public disclosures of its activities."