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American Promise Launches with DC Conference

New Pro-Amendment Group Hosts National Citizen Leadership Conference This fall saw the emergence of a significant new player in the movement to overturn Citizens United via a constitutional amendment. The new group is American Promise, and it held its successful inaugural/launch conference at…
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Proposal Analysis: Rep. A. Schiff (114th)

H.J. Res. 58 (114th) Introduced by Rep. A. Schiff (D-CA) Legal Personhood: n/a Money as Speech: D- Marketability: D [This proposal is identical to the one Rep. Schiff introduced in the 113th Congress, which is nearly identical to the one he introduced…
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Proposal Analysis: Rep. J. Yarmuth (114th)

H.J. Res. 53 (114th) Introduced by Rep. J. Yarmuth (D-KY) Legal Personhood: n/a Money as Speech: D Marketability: D Section 1. Financial expenditures, or in-kind equivalents, with respect to a candidate for Federal office, without regard to whether or not a communication…
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Rep. M. Kaptur

Proposal Analysis: Rep. Kaptur (112th)

H.J. Res. 6 (112th) H.J. Res. 7 (112th) H.J. Res. 8 (112th) Introduced by Rep. M. Kaptur (D-OH) Legal Personhood: n/a Money as Speech: C Marketability: C-   Section 1. The first article of amendment does not apply to the political speech of…
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Rep. J. McGovern

Proposal Analysis: Rep. McGovern/FSFP (112th)

H.J. Res. 88 (112th Congress) Rep. J. McGovern (D-MA) Free Speech for People Legal Personhood: C Money as Speech: n/a Marketability: C Section 1. We the people who ordain and establish this Constitution intend the rights protected by this Constitution to be…
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Proposal Analysis: Sen. Udall / Rep. Sutton

S.J. Res. 29 (112th Congress) Introduced by Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) H.J. Res. 86 (112th Congress) Introduced by Rep. Betty Sutton (D-OH) Legal Personhood: n/a Money as Speech: C Marketability: C   Section 1. Congress shall have power to regulate the raising and spending…
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Sen. M. Baucus

Proposal Analysis: Sen. Baucus (112th)

Sen. Baucus S.J. Res. 35 (112th Congress) Introduced by Sen. M. Baucus (D-MT) Legal Personhood: n/a Money as Speech: C- Marketability: B- Section 1. Congress shall have the power to regulate the contribution of funds by corporations, entities…
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Proposal Analysis: Sen. Sanders / Rep. Deutch (112th)

Sanders / Deutch S.J. Res. 33 (112th Congress) Introduced by Sen. B. Sanders (I-VT) H.J Res. 90 (112th Congress) Introduced by Rep. T. Deutch (D-FL) Legal Personhood: D- Money as Speech: C- Marketability: D- Section 1. The rights…
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Fear in the Western Tier

Dick Booth, former Tompkins County, NY, legislator, upon learning that the Tompkins County legislature had passed a resolution calling for Congress to overturn Citizens United, sent a letter with an impassioned defense of the Citizens United ruling and excoriated all those who…
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Amendment Roundup 06-10-12

  Recent news and notes on the movement to overturn Citizens United -     Associated Press: APOC weighs in on campaign finance question An opinion from the board that administers campaign finance laws in Alaska opens the door for a new…
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A Process-Oriented Amendment

Legal Personhood The case law that led to the Citizens United ruling got its start in 1886 with Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific Railroad. Most of us know by now that the headnote from that otherwise sleepy case is the original…
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Questions for Drafters of Amendments

  In an article on the Campaign for America’s Future website last December, Greg Colvin issued a challenge to every person who has drafted a Constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United v. FEC. In his quest to discover the best approach, the…
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Human Rights Amendment Analysis (audio)

Excerpts from a long interview explaining the reasoning behind the Human Rights Amendment for a graduate study on activism and media. Some people have found Rights, Powers and Privileges helpful in clarifying the principles at work in the U.S. Constitution.  
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Human Rights Amendment Analysis (audio)

Excerpts from a long interview explaining the reasoning behind the Human Rights Amendment for a graduate study on activism and media. Some people have found Rights, Powers and Privileges helpful in clarifying the principles at work in the U.S. Constitution.  
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