John Nichols argued this week in The Nation that one thing the recent elections showed was that voters do not want corporate money to dominate our politics any more than they want corporations to dominate our lives. As Nichols pointed out, this was especially evident in Senate elections, where some of the biggest winners were outspoken backers of a Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United, the 2010 Supreme Court decision allowing unlimited and anonymous campaign contributions in US elections.
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This Nation editorial, published in January, 2010, after the Citizens decision, made clear that "the clearest and boldest counter to the Court's ruling is a constitutional amendment stating unequivocally that corporations are not people and do not have the right to buy elections."
This short history of the growth of corporate power is also a primer on exactly why the Supreme Court's closely divided Citizens United decision is incompatible with basic notions of democratic governance. Produced by the Story of Stuff project.
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