Sunday, September 25, 2011

Bloomberg. ew Ways to Make Money Start Talking in Campaign Finance Disclosure

Justice Anthony Kennedy’s majority decision last year in Citizens United, which allowed corporations to contribute unlimited sums toward electioneering, was controversial.
The court’s call for full disclosure of political contributions is supported by the Obama administration and Democratic leaders in Congress

Congress failed to pass a disclosure bill last year and Boehner, now speaker of the House, has not let another near the floor. The Federal Election Commission could rectify the situation simply by requiring disclosure, as the Supreme Court expected it would, but the six-member commission has been stymied by its three Republican members, who typically block even routine action.

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