Calif. Calls On Congress To Overturn Citizens United Ruling

Law360, San Diego (July 6, 2012, 4:14 PM EDT) -- California on Thursday became the largest state to officially come out against the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission that cleared the way for corporations and unions to spend freely on campaigns for political candidates.

The state Senate voted 24-11 to approve Assembly Joint Resolution 22, carried by Assemblymen Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, and Michael Allen, D-Sonoma, in an effort to put pressure on Congress to support a constitutional amendment that would overturn the decision. The vote came after the measure...
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