“On Wednesday, in the heat of another pitched American battle over voting rights, one that is playing out in courthouses and state capitals all across the nation, the Senate Judiciary Committee met yet again to remind us of how tenuous the right to vote still is in this country. ... The hearing was called "The Citizens United Court and the Continuing Importance of the Voting Rights Act" and, as the title suggests, it was an attempt by the Democratic leadership on the Committee to connect together on Capitol Hill two legal trends of recent vintage, each beginning in 2010.”
Editorial Note: This piece was first published as part of the Huffington Post's Shadow Convention discussion on money in politics and on my Huffington Post blog.
Today, the Supreme Court repeated its uninformed errors in the Citizens United decision in another campaign finance case. We look forward to the day when the Court majority deal with the facts.
Court Repeats Naïve, Uninformed Errors of Its Citizens United Decision
Special interest money in elections has been a problem for years. The issue was magnified by the Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
Today, a Senate Committee will consider whether we need disclosure of who is spending vast amounts of money in American elections. We are deeply concerned about election financing.