Senate Falls Short In Bid To Undo Citizens United

Law360, New York (July 27, 2010, 6:22 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate on Tuesday fell short of the 60 votes needed to move forward with legislation responding to the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision with new limits and disclosure rules on corporate spending in federal elections.

Senators voted 57-41 to defeat the cloture motion and continue debate on S. 3628, the Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act, introduced by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., thwarting Democratic leaders' hopes of sending a final bill to President Barack Obama's desk by the...
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