Sheldon Whitehouse & Citizens United

Sheldon Whitehouse (born October 20, 1955) is the junior United States Senator from Rhode Island, serving since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. ––––, 130 S.Ct. 876 (January 21, 2010), was a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court, which held that the First Amendment prohibited the government from restricting independent political expenditures by corporations and unions. 3.0/5

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Sheldon Whitehouse: If we put troops in peril in Afghanistan, the Kochs can put up with a little financial disclosure.
Laura and I sat in the gallery of the US Senate Tuesday. I took notes and here's my first hand account: Laura and I heard the Senate was going to be in session at 2:00 so we used our passes and got a good seat at about 1:50. The order of business was a reconsideration of the Disclosure Act which failed to get the 60 votes needed to pass. It's a Democrat lead initiative in response to the Supreme Court's Citizens United case in which there is now no limit to the amount of money a group or individual can donate to a political cause (just not directly to a campaign.) The Disclosure Act would have identified the donors. Even though the Senate is controlled by the Democrats the bill stalled the night before in a heated debate that lasted past midnight, 51-44. Tuesday's reconsideration vote was mainly symbolic, giving Senators another chance to speak on record. (They like to talk a lot.) The chamber was nearly empty when Al Franken (Minn-D) called the session to order. Sheldon Whitehouse (RI-D) expressed disma ...
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse: ‘Very little’ hope for bipartisan push to roll back Citizens United
Sen. John McCain, the Republican author of a bipartisan campaign-finance law at the heart of the Citizens United case, filed a brief with Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse urging U.S. Supreme Court justices to uphold a Montana anti-corruption law that bans independent corporate political spending.
Sens. John McCain and Sheldon Whitehouse are teaming up to take on Citizens United. The bipartisan duo filed a friend-of-the-court brief Friday in a Montana Supreme Court case that upheld the state’s ban on independent expenditures by corporations. That case, American Tradition Partnership vs. Bullo...
WASHINGTON -- In an all-out broadside against the current state of campaign finance, Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) submitted a brief on Friday morning urging the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand Montana's century-old ban on corporate money in political campaigns despite ...
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