Citizens United

7:24am

Mon October 8, 2012
Politics

Who Are The Power Players In Colorado's Political Funding?

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Corporations and billionaires – and their extravagant contributions to the presidential campaigns – have drawn the most national attention this year in terms of campaign financing. But in Colorado it is the same handful of wealthy Democrats and the labor unions continuing to play a steady hand.

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5:58am

Fri September 28, 2012
Politics

Amendment 65: A Non-Binding Retort To Citizens United

Screencap of the website of Coloradans Get Big Money Out of Politics, one of three groups spearheading Amendment 65
Coloradans Get Big Money Out of Politics

Colorado Amendment 65 is a non-binding referendum that encourages the state’s U.S. representatives and senators to support a U.S. constitutional amendment limiting campaign contributions and spending.

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1:04am

Mon June 18, 2012
Money & Politics

'Citizens United' Case Gets Renewed Scrutiny

Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 7:50 am

Critics say U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, shown in 2010, backtracked on previous pledges to give high priority to precedent in the Citizens United campaign finance case.
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As early as Monday, the Supreme Court could decide to revisit its landmark Citizens United ruling of two and a half years ago.

That case gave corporations the green light to spend unlimited amounts in political campaigns. Now, a Montana case could lead the high court to take a second look at Citizens United.

Meanwhile, the role of Chief Justice John Roberts in the case is also raising questions in Congress.

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3:55pm

Tue June 12, 2012
Politics

Where Are The Democratic Billionaires?

Democrats knew that they would be disadvantaged under the new campaign finance rules created by the Supreme Court. But the disparity between the amount of money Republicans can raise in unlimited anonymous donations and what the Democrats have been able to raise is huge.

3:54pm

Thu June 7, 2012
It's All Politics

There's More Secret Money In Politics; Justice Kennedy Might Be Surprised

Originally published on Thu June 7, 2012 4:39 pm

Justice Anthony Kennedy, who wrote the Citizens United opinion saying that corporations can pay for ads expressly promoting or attacking political candidates.
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Federal election law has required the public disclosure of campaign donors for nearly 40 years.

But this year, outside groups are playing a powerful role in the presidential election. And some of them disclose nothing about their donors. That's despite what the Supreme Court said in its controversial Citizens United ruling two years ago.

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