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Commentary :: Human Rights
BTL:Conflict of Interest Charge Triggers Effort to Vacate Supreme Court Ruling in Citizen's United
29 Jan 2011
BETWEEN THE LINES - A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics.
Conflict of Interest Charge Triggers Effort to Vacate Supreme Court Ruling in Citizen's United

Interview with Bob Edgar, president of Common Cause, conducted by Scott Harris

January 21st was the first anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling in the Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission case that by a 5 to 4 decision ushered in an era of unlimited and unaccountable spending by corporations and labor unions in U.S. election campaigns. The court upheld the doctrine that money is equivalent to speech protected under the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution. As a result of this ruling, campaign spending in the 2010 Congressional mid-term election increased by 330% over funds spent in 2006.

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