Money Unlimited

How John Roberts orchestrated the Citizens United decision.

When Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission was first argued before the Supreme Court, on March 24, 2009, it seemed like a case of modest importance. The issue before the Justices was a narrow one. The McCain-Feingold campaign-finance law prohibi Full Story »

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Fabrice Florin
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by Fabrice Florin - May. 20, 2012

Excellent report on how the U.S. Supreme Court reached its Citizens United decision to allow corporations to make unlimited contributions to political campaigns. This in-depth article provides a factual, play-by-play account of how Chief Justice John Roberts orchestrated this reversal of a century of law to give "moneyed interests the freedom to raise and spend any amount, from any source, at any time, in order to win elections." Outstanding journalism, well worth the read.

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Sirajul Islam
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by Sirajul Islam - May. 23, 2012

An extremely lengthy story by Jeffrey Toobin describing how the U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice guarantees 'moneyed interests the freedom to raise and spend any amount, from any source, at any time, in order to win elections'. An extremely informative story, told in a storytellers' technique, putting perspective, how the Amrican justice system allowing individuals and corporations to contribute as they see fit to help win the candidate they like.

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kyravon
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by kyravon - May. 20, 2012

I like Toobin, he's a scholar and studies the court, so I can trust that he knows the history and context of decisions.

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Dwight Rousu
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by Dwight Rousu - May. 20, 2012

Extensive and well written, except Toobin seems to have omitted the bit that a court clerk inserted the corporate personhood assertion in a case summary wherein that had never been argued.

The Roberts Court, it appears, will guarantee moneyed interests the freedom to raise and spend any amount, from any source, at any time, in order to win elections More »

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Bob Herrschaft
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by Bob Herrschaft - May. 20, 2012

The article's portrayal of the Chief Justice as a Machiavellian manipulator of the "swing" justice(Kennedy) I find particularly interesting. The fact that Kennedy fell for the bait makes him look more like a loose cannon patsy than a middle ground mediator i.e. Sandra Day O'Connor.

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Alfonso Coley
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by Alfonso Coley - May. 23, 2012

Written in first person tense, article contains very important viable resources - which stand as a reference point in the world of comprehensive journalism.

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Ramon McDonald
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by Ramon McDonald - May. 27, 2012

Really good journalism, i wish to write like that one day

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Judalyn Petree
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by Judalyn Petree - May. 26, 2012

Seriously academic; takes a while to read. How we got back to buying a President is deftly laid out. I agree that the addendum in recent cases of the Personhood amendment was omitted,the article did not specifically address side issues; thus deeming it fully acceptable. Trust this reporting!

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Carlos R. Candelaria
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by Carlos R. Candelaria - May. 22, 2012

This is good journalism be cause good journalism is suppose to inform and educate.This that and more.

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MalayaBikers
by MalayaBikers - May. 17, 2012

male money is a wonderful thing...free make money onlineit;s a best thing

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