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Citizens United



  • The Man Who Waited 50 Years for This Moment

    Fred Wertheimer has been battling the influence of money in politics since the 1970s. Writer George Packer asks if, at age 82, he will finally match his ideas to the political moment. 



  • The Far Right’s Big Money Strategy Has Poisoned Our Politics

    by Marc C. Johnson

    The 1976 Supreme Court decision in Buckley v. Valeo ruled that spending money to influence a campaign is free speech, launching the era of big money in politics long before the much-maligned decision in Citizens United v. FEC. 



  • Company Men

    by Kim Phillips-Fein

    The 200-year legal struggle that led to Citizens United and gave corporations the rights of people.