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Only ten years ago, elections weren’t fueled by secret money, but on the sixth anniversary of Citizens United, the political landscape it helped create has become clear.
Jordan J. Proctor reviews a recent article that seeks to empirically test Justice Kennedy's statement in Citizens United that "the appearance of influence or access ... will not cause the electorate to lose faith in our democracy."
The application of free speech rights to corporations is a relatively new development.
Laurence Tribe argues Citizens United was right on the merits, but wrong on the rationale. Yet, he finds some hope for campaign finance reform in a more recent Supreme Court decision.