Citizens United http://www.kunc.org en 'Citizens United' Critics Fight Money With Money http://www.kunc.org/post/citizens-united-critics-fight-money-money It's been four years since the Supreme Court's controversial <em>Citizens United</em> ruling, the case that set the stage for unlimited and often undisclosed contribution money in federal elections. This year, the superPACs and social welfare organizations that use that money for attack ads are already at it, even as Republicans and Democrats are still choosing their candidates for the fall campaigns.<p>Advocates of stronger campaign finance laws are 0-for-6 at the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts. And there's no consensus in Congress on what, if anything, should be done. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:29:00 +0000 Peter Overby 54033 at http://www.kunc.org 'Citizens United' Critics Fight Money With Money Supreme Court Hears Another Challenge To Campaign Finance Law http://www.kunc.org/post/supreme-court-hears-another-challenge-campaign-finance-law The U.S. Supreme Court returns to the campaign finance fray on Tuesday, hearing arguments in a case that could undercut most of the remaining rules that limit big money in politics.<p>It's been three years since the court's landmark <em>Citizens United</em> ruling, which let loose a new flood of campaign cash into the political process. In that 2010 case, a narrow conservative court majority upset a century-long legal understanding and declared for the first time that corporations are people entitled to spend unlimited amounts on candidate elections. Tue, 08 Oct 2013 11:26:00 +0000 Nina Totenberg 50527 at http://www.kunc.org Supreme Court Hears Another Challenge To Campaign Finance Law Supreme Court Will Not Hear Campaign Finance Case On Corporate Donations http://www.kunc.org/post/supreme-court-will-not-hear-campaign-finance-case-corporate-donations The Supreme Court says it won't hear a case that would have let candidates solicit money from corporations. By doing so, the court is reaffirming one strict ban on corporate political money, three years ago after easing other limits in its controversial <em>Citizens United</em> ruling.<p>Congress outlawed corporate contributions to candidates back in 1907. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 18:27:00 +0000 Peter Overby 40681 at http://www.kunc.org Supreme Court Will Not Hear Campaign Finance Case On Corporate Donations Supreme Court Takes Case That Could Puncture A Key Campaign Cash Limit http://www.kunc.org/post/supreme-court-takes-case-could-puncture-key-campaign-cash-limit Barely three years after the Supreme Court's landmark <a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/09pdf/08-205.pdf">Citizens United ruling</a>, which liberated corporations to spend freely in elections, the justices say they'll take up another campaign finance case — this time aiming at one of the limits on the "hard money" that goes directly to candidates and party committees.<p>The court <a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/qp/12-00536qp.pdf">decided Tuesday</a> to hear arguments in <a href="http://www.fec.gov/law/litigation/McCutcheon.shtml">McCutcheon v. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Peter Overby 40421 at http://www.kunc.org Supreme Court Takes Case That Could Puncture A Key Campaign Cash Limit Critics Decry Looser Rules For Inauguration Fundraising http://www.kunc.org/post/critics-decry-looser-rules-inauguration-fundraising A week from Monday, President Obama is to take his public oath of office for a second term.<p>The inauguration will be marked by celebratory balls and other festivities, sponsored by the privately financed Presidential Inaugural Committee. The first Obama inauguration had strict fundraising rules. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 08:24:00 +0000 Peter Overby 38795 at http://www.kunc.org Critics Decry Looser Rules For Inauguration Fundraising