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Citizens United

Feb 1, 2016

Raskin will introduce bill in response to Citizens United

Sen. Jamie Raskin will introduce legislation this week to limit the ability of corporations to contribute to political campaigns despite a Supreme Court ruling that said such restrictions violate the First Amendment right to free speech.

Oct 21, 2014

Report cites concern about big campaign donations

Nearly two-thirds of all donations made to candidates in Maryland congressional primaries came from donors who contributed $1,000 or more.

Nov 12, 2013

Gansler Calls For Democratic Opponents to Reject ‘Dark Money’

Douglas Gansler is calling on his fellow Democratic rivals for Maryland governor to sign a pledge to reject independent expenditures in the 2014 campaign.

Jan 17, 2013

Rally in Annapolis protests Citizens United decision

ANNAPOLIS — Activists and Maryland lawmakers rallied in front of the state capitol Thursday to oppose the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision and advocate for ways to pull corporate money out of campaign finance. In its controversial decision, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of granting corporations the ability to spend unlimited amounts […]

Jul 17, 2012

Study: Most oppose unfettered corporate spending on campaigns

WASHINGTON— Most Americans know they have a constitutional right to freedom of speech, and for a clear majority, that does not translate into allowing unlimited spending by corporations or labor unions on political campaigns, according to a new survey. Americans oppose unlimited campaign spending by corporations and unions by a 2-to-1 margin, according to poll […]

Jun 25, 2012

‘Citizens United’ trumps state law, Supreme Court affirms

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday reaffirmed its 2-year-old decision allowing corporations to spend freely to influence elections. The justices struck down a Montana law limiting corporate campaign spending. By a 5-4 vote, the court’s conservative justices said the decision in the Citizens United case in 2010 applies to state campaign finance laws and […]

Jan 22, 2012

At courthouses, hundreds protest ruling

NEW YORK — Facing freezing temperatures and snowy weather, several hundred protesters gathered at courthouses across the nation Friday and some clashed with police as they protested a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that removed most limits on corporate and labor spending in federal elections. In Washington, D.C., 11 people who got into confrontations with […]

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