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Citizens United round-up: morning edition

UPDATE, 1 p.m.: We just added the final links to this round-up.  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.  Below the jump, we cull initial coverage of the decision from some of the major news outlets and blogs.  We will add more round-up coverage of the decision throughout the day, initially in this post and then in an afternoon edition.  Please check back for updates–and send any suggestions for new links to

Also, the Washington Post online already has a great page 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 at NRO’s Bench Memos: Freedom in Citizens United
  • Douglas Berman at Sentencing Law and Policy: Will Citizens United ruling impact crime and justice campaign advertising?
  • Kenneth Vogel at 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 of 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 at ACSblog: Supreme Court Decision in Citizens United Case is Disaster for American People and Dark Day for the Court