Citizens United round-up: morning edition
on Jan 21, 2010 at 11:23 am
UPDATE, 1 p.m.: We just added the final links to this round-up.Â We will publish a fuller round-up later today in a separate post.
This morning’s ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission is breaking headlines. Â Below the jump, we cull initial coverage of the decision from some of the major news outlets and blogs. Â We will add more round-up coverage of the decision throughout the day, initially in this post and then in an afternoon edition. Â Please check back for updates–and send any suggestions for new links to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, the Washington Post online already has a great pageÂ aggregating reactions to the decision.
- AP (via the Washington Post): Supreme Court rolls back campaign spending limits
- Bloomberg: Corporate Campaign Spending Backed By U.S. High Court
- Reuters: Supreme Court rejects corporate campaign spending limits
- Wall Street Journal: Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Corporate Spending in Political Campaigns
- ABC News: Supreme Court Overturns Campaign Spending Limits on Corporations, Unions
- ABA Journal: 5-4 Citizens United Ruling “a Revolution in Campaign Finance Law”
- L.A. Times: Supreme Court overturns ban on direct corporate spending on elections
- New York Times: Justices Overturn Key Campaign Limits
- Washington Post: Supreme Court rejects limits on corporate spending in electoral campaigns
Blogs and Commentary
- Steve Hoersting atÂ NRO’s Bench Memos: Freedom in Citizens United
- Douglas Berman atÂ Sentencing Law and Policy: Will Citizens United ruling impact crime and justice campaign advertising?
- Kenneth Vogel atÂ Politico: Court decision opens floodgates for corporate political spending
- Zachary Roth at TPM Muckraker: Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Campaign-Finance Provision
- Former Senator Bob Kerrey on Huffington Post: The Senator from Exxon-Mobil? As Supreme Court Throws Open the Floodgates to Unlimited Corporate Money in Campaigns, the Time for Real Reform is Now!
- Ashby Jones at WSJ Law Blog: Free Speech v. Democracy: Rounding Up The Citizens United Reactions
- E.J. Dionne at the Washington Post, briefly: Corporate takeover: The Supreme Court’s reckless conservative activism
- The Oval blog at USAToday: Supreme Court: Corporations can spend what they want in political races
- Ilya Shapiro at Cato@Liberty: Supreme Court Ruling on Hillary Movie Heralds Freer Speech for All of Us
- Heather Gerken at Balkinization: An initial take on Citizens United
- Website ofÂ Citizens United: Statement From David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United
- Sara Jerome at National Journal: Will Corporations Enter Campaigns?
- Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer atÂ ACSblog: Supreme Court Decision in Citizens United Case is Disaster for American People and Dark Day for the Court