Thursday, November 3, 2011

Why the Citizens United Amendment Won't Happen (Sadly)

Another way GW Bush screwed us all.-SS

Why the Citizens United Amendment Won't Happen (Sadly):

Left to work its dark magic, the Citizens United decision will forever deform American politics in such a way that a corporate oligarchy will entrench itself in the democratic institutions beyond the capability of anyone ever to dig it out again. Just yesterday, for example, Citizens itself announced that it's in for a six-figure ad buy to try and rescue Ohio governor John Kasich's anti-union legislation in Ohio. But the day before that, Senator Tom Udall introduced a Constitutional amendment to more or less overturn the damn thing, and, really, there is is no other remedy. Anything short of this won't do, because Citizens United contains within it the judicial wherewithal by which any simple legislative attempt to undo it will be ruled unconstitutional based on the theory behind Citizens United. The Roberts Court wanted to fashion a permanent IED in the laws regarding campaign finance, and that's pretty much what they did.

There are, of course, a hundred reasons why this will never go down. The process...

Much more after the jump

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