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20,000 United Republic Members Petition Supreme Court to Overturn Citizens United

Friday, June 08, 2012 By Zaid Jilani, Republic Report | News Analysis
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Last month, “Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand a decision by the Montana Supreme Court, American Tradition Partnership vs. Bullock, upholding the state’s ban on outside election spending by corporations. The anti-environmental group American Tradition Partnership contends that Montana’s law conflicts directly with the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision.”

We asked United Republic members to petition the court to overturn the Citizens United decision and stand with the American people, not Big Money. Over 20,000 members signed our petition of support, and we received 1,700 comments from Americans of every political stripe in support of McCain and Whitehouse’s effort.

Yesterday, we delivered these petitions and comments to the Supreme Court:

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20,000 United Republic Members Petition Supreme Court to Overturn Citizens United

Friday, June 08, 2012 By Zaid Jilani, Republic Report | News Analysis
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
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Last month, “Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand a decision by the Montana Supreme Court, American Tradition Partnership vs. Bullock, upholding the state’s ban on outside election spending by corporations. The anti-environmental group American Tradition Partnership contends that Montana’s law conflicts directly with the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision.”

We asked United Republic members to petition the court to overturn the Citizens United decision and stand with the American people, not Big Money. Over 20,000 members signed our petition of support, and we received 1,700 comments from Americans of every political stripe in support of McCain and Whitehouse’s effort.

Yesterday, we delivered these petitions and comments to the Supreme Court:

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.