House Intel chair introduces legislation to overturn Citizens United
John Roberts' Supreme Court will live in infamy for any number of decisions, but the Citizens United ruling from 2010 will probably always remain in the top five ways his court has damaged the nation. That ruling eliminated restrictions on corporate campaign spending, and Rep. Adam Schiff—along with most other Democrats—wants to undo it. He's introduced the latest effort to amend the constitution to overturn that decision
"The Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United overturned decades of legal precedent and has enabled billions in dark money to pour into our elections," Schiff explained in a statement introducing his effort. "Amending the Constitution is an extraordinary step, but it is the only way to safeguard our democratic process against the threat of unrestrained and anonymous spending by wealthy individuals and corporations." The bill would allow for both federal and state restrictions on corporate spending.
Schiff tweeted a picture of his amendment on Wednesday, saying, "Our democracy is not for sale. We must stop the flood of dark money from drowning out the voices of everyday citizens."