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Standing Room Only - The Move to Ammend: Standing Up to Citizens United

From: WFHB
Series: Standing Room Only
Length: 01:01:23

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The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case allows corporations, unions and other groups to donate unlimited amounts of money to candidates running for elected office. In its ruling, the majority of the court said limiting campaign contributions would amount to a violation of the free speech rights of those groups. Last week, the Bloomington City Council considered a resolution asking for a constitutional amendment effectively overturning the Citizen United decision. Read the full description.

Badge-wo-tagline_small The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case allows corporations, unions and other groups to donate unlimited amounts of money to candidates running for elected office. In its ruling, the majority of the court said limiting campaign contributions would amount to a violation of the free speech rights of those groups. Last week, the Bloomington City Council considered a resolution asking for a constitutional amendment effectively overturning the Citizen United decision. The Council heard from many supporters of the resolution, including the local chapter of the national organization, Move to Amend. The discussion begins with a reading of the proposed resolution, here, on Standing room only, on WFHB.

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The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case allows corporations, unions and other groups to donate unlimited amounts of money to candidates running for elected office. In its ruling, the majority of the court said limiting campaign contributions would amount to a violation of the free speech rights of those groups. Last week, the Bloomington City Council considered a resolution asking for a constitutional amendment effectively overturning the Citizen United decision. The Council heard from many supporters of the resolution, including the local chapter of the national organization, Move to Amend. The discussion begins with a reading of the proposed resolution, here, on Standing room only, on WFHB.

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