Few Supreme Court decisions have had more impact on our democracy than Citizens United, which freed super PACs and other entities to pour unlimited amounts of money into our campaigns. That has had a profound impact on who influences policies and, ultimately, who benefits from government action. Citizens United was bad for our democracy, but it left many important safeguards untouched. The Brennan Center is committed to defending those campaign finance rules in court, and to the long-term push to reverse the Supreme Court’s harmful campaign finance jurisprudence.
We are committed to defending campaign finance laws in court, and to the long-term push to overturn Citizens United and other harmful Supreme Court decisions that have given the wealthy unprecedented influence over our politics.