“Ald. Moore Presents Resolution To Overturn Citizens United” @ Chicagoist

Posted on June 29, 2012

June 28, 2012: “In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling regarding American Tradition Partnership Inc. V. Bullock, a case which affirmed its decision regarding the Citizens United case two years ago which allowed corporations and unions to spend money in election campaigns, Ald. Joe Moore (49th) has introduced a resolution to the Chicago City Council calling for a Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United. In a 5 to 4 vote along party lines, the Supreme Court reversed a Montana State Supreme Court decision rejecting a challenge to a law which prohibited corporations from making “an expenditure in connection with a candidate or a political committee that supports or opposes a candidate or political party.” The Court concluded that “independent expenditures, including those made by corporations, do not give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption.”

In a statement on the 49th Ward’s website, Moore wrote:

‘The Court’s decision flies in the face of reality. In Illinois, we have tragically experienced firsthand the corrosive and distorting effect of unregulated and unlimited campaign donations on the body politic. Unregulated money and political corruption go hand in hand.’…………………”

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