'Citizens United' Is Misunderstood
The article by Jerry Goldfeder and Myrna Perez ("2013's Top Ten: From Voting Rights Act to Moreland Commission," Dec. 30), mischaracterizes the holding in the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. They claim that the court in that case "ruled that corporations, unions and wealthy individuals could spend unlimited sums on behalf of or against a candidate, as long as it was independent of that candidate's campaign." And they claim that as a result, election campaigns were dominated by such independent contributions, most of it by wealthy individuals.
This article has been archived, and is no longer available on this website.
Not a LexisNexis® Subscriber?
LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via lexis.com® and Nexis®. This includes content from The National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Legaltech News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.
ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.
For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at email@example.com