Game Changer: Citizens United Alters the Constitutional and Regulatory Landscape

03.25.2010

Publication: GB LAW View the article On January 21, 2010, in Citizens United vs. FEC, the U.S. Supreme Court changed the Constitutional landscape for campaign finance reform. In a 5-4 decision, the Court overruled two prior decisions in holding unconstitutional under the First Amendment the 63-year-old Taft-Hartley prohibition on independent express advocacy expenditures by corporations in federal elections and the 2002 McCain-Feingold prohibition against broadcast electioneering communications by...