Schiff Introduces Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

Heather Cox Richardson, Professor of History at Boston College, publishes a daily newsletter Letters from an American where she contextualizes current events within the scope of American history. On January 19, after touching on Janet Yellen’s warning about the debt ceiling and the investigation into lthe eak of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision last May at the Supreme Court she wrapped with this:

Finally, today, Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced a constitutional amendment to the House to overturn the 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission Supreme Court decision that opened the floodgates for dark money to swamp our elections. The proposed amendment protects freedom of the press but permits Congress and the states to impose nonpartisan regulations on political fundraising, support public campaign financing, and “distinguish between natural persons and corporations or other artificial entities created by law, including by prohibiting such entities from spending money to influence elections.”

We look forward to watching this move through congress. Here’s Schiff in his own words: