Constitutional Amendment Introduced to Reverse Citizens United

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Sen. Tom Udall yesterday introduced an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to reverse what he expresses as “dangerous Supreme Court decisions like Buckley v. Valeo and Citizens United and [to] rein in the unprecedented flood of secret money in the campaign finance system.”

The proposed amendment allows the Congress and the states to regulate and limit the raising and spending of money for federal political campaigns; allows states to regulate campaign spending; and includes the authority to regulate and limit independent expenditures.

The legislation includes language stating, “Nothing in this article shall be construed to grant Congress the power to abridge the freedom of the press.”

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