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Tighten the loophole

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Overturn Citizens United
Overturn Citizens United
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A Vermont newspaper shows how "Sellout Sanders" could do penance to his disappointed followers.  Its editorial explains how to "overturn Citizens United," a main reason Sanders gave for endorsing Clinton in his Convention capitulation speech. He can do it without her, without winning a presidential election, without enacting a constitutional amendment, without appointing Supreme Court justices, and without even leaving Vermont for awhile.  Instead of stumping for plutocracy, the Senator could remain home and use his new influence there to get his state legislature to solve the problem of money in politics by adopting an amendment to its ethics rules.  After passing this reform in Vermont, BS could return to the Senate in 2017 and use any influence his surrender gained from Corporate Democrats to enact it there.

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Rob Hager is a public-interest litigator who filed a Supreme Court amicus brief n the 2012 Montana sequel to the Citizens United case, American Tradition Partnership, Inc. v. Bullock, and has worked as an international consultant on legal (more...)
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