Overturning the Citizens United decision via constitutional amendment is a goal of Citizens for Truth as well as groups such as Rootstrikers and Move to Amend. To present our case against Citizens United, it is important for us to understand the reasoning behind both the majority and the minority opinions of the court, especially since it was a partisan 5-4 decision (as mentioned in a previous post).
This is the first part of a series of posts outlining the 7 major questions considered by the Supreme Court in making its decision and the majority and minority opinions for each. Justice Kennedy wrote the majority opinion in the Citizens United case, and Justice Stevens wrote the minority opinion.
The first question addresses free speech: “Should Government ration, control, or limit speech for the sake of democracy?” Continue reading