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Posts tagged with ‘Citizen’s United’

  • The Hobby Lobby Decision: The Sky is Not (Yet) Falling

    By Donald Knebel on July 7, 2014
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    On June 30, 2014, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. By a vote of 5 to 4, the Court held that regulations issued under the Affordable Care Act cannot require a for-profit corporation to provide health insurance covering contraceptives violating the religious beliefs of the corporation’s owners. The response has been […]
  • Metaphysical Not Empirical: The Problems with McCutcheon

    By David Schultz on April 3, 2014
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    The Supreme Court decision McCutcheon v F.E.C. striking down aggregate contribution limits is flawed for many reasons.  Critics will complain that the Court adopted a crabbed and narrow definition of corruption, or that it seemed inured to the role of money in politics, or that it is one more extension in giving more rights to the wealthy and in sanctifying […]
  • Citizens United for Real Civic Engagement

    By Joelle Gamble on January 24, 2014
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    On the 4th anniversary of Citizens United v. FEC, consider the ways that citizens can engage beyond campaign donations and the ballot box. Today marks the 4th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Citizens United versus the Federal Election Commission. The significance of this case is difficult to overstate as it gave limitless ability to mega-interest groups and corporations to […]
  • Poverty Threatens Our Democracy

    By Nichole Davis on October 3, 2013
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    It takes time, energy and ability to be an engaged citizen in our American democracy.  Yet, most would be surprised by the number of hours a person must work in order to live above the poverty line.  In my own state of New York, one must work 88 hours per week to live above poverty, an outlier perhaps, but in Indiana 71-88 […]