The Citizens United Catastrophe

E.J. Dionne, The Washington Post Writers Group: ''The strongest case against judicial activism, against 'legislating from the bench,' is that judges are not accountable for the new systems they put in place, whether by accident or design. The Citizens United justices were not required to think through the practical consequences of sweeping aside decades of work by legislators, going back to the passage of the landmark Tillman Act in 1907, who sought to prevent untoward influence-peddling and indirect bribery.''

http://www.truth-out.org/citizens-united-catastrophe/1328544789



Six Things You Should Know About Arizona's Worse-Than-Wisconsin Attack on Public Workers

Sarah Jaffe, AlterNet: ''Along with South Carolina s Nikki Haley and Indiana s Mitch Daniels, Arizona s Jan Brewer, not content with making her state the least friendly to immigrants and people of color, has decided to get in on the union-busting action as well, introducing a bill that makes Walker s and Kasich s attacks on public workers look mild.''

http://www.truth-out.org/six-things-you-should-know-about-arizonas-worse-wisconsin-attack-public-workers/1328554688



Fifty Activist Groups Call for Congressional Hearings on Citizens United

Mike Ludwig, Truthout: ''Fifty organizations presented letters to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees on Tuesday requesting hearings this year on the need to amend the Constitution to overturn Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission, the 2010 Supreme Court ruling that opened the floodgates for unlimited independent campaign spending and gave rise to the infamous Super PAC.''

http://www.truth-out.org/activists-ask-congress-constitutional-amendment-overturn-citizens-united/1329316689



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