High Court Draws Senate's Ire Over Citizens United

Law360, New York (March 10, 2010, 6:27 PM EST) -- Criticism of the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling turned into condemnation of the high court under Chief Justice John Roberts at a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday, as senators fiercely debated the extent of the damage done by Citizens United and how to fix it.

Democrats' opposition to the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling — which recognized that corporations are permitted, under the First Amendment, to spend their general treasury funds on independent political speech and advertisements — was evident in the...
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