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Republicans Serving On FEC Are Making Citizens United Even Worse

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Three Republican appointees to the Federal Election Commission may be as responsible as anyone for the lack of transparency of post-Citizens United political spending.
Two years ago today, when the Supreme Court issued its Citizens United ruling, one bright spot was that the majority explicitly endorsed the constitutionality and necessity of disclosure rules that inform voters who paid for the political ads they see. "Disclosure is the less-restrictive alternative to more comprehensive speech regulations," they affirmed.
Federal statutes require that for all significant "independent expenditures" and "electioneering communications" -- the two major classifications for political expenditures made by outside groups unaffiliated with political candidates -- the names and addresses of large donors must be identified.

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