Undoing Citizens United: A Call for an Amendment to Overturn Citizens United V FEC
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The purpose of this proposal is to examine if overturning the Supreme Court’s Citizens United vs FEC ruling via a constitutional amendment would be a political win for Sen. Bernie Sanders. As Sen. Sanders seeks the Democratic nomination, and eventually the presidency this election cycle, campaign finance has become a focal point of his campaign. This proposal may provide the platform in which he can use to implement this policy change. Starting with the history and background, we examine where the American campaign finance system stands since the 2010 ruling. The following section examines the amendment that has been proposed to Congress via a nonprofit organization Move to Amend. A breakdown of the strengths and weaknesses of this proposal are examined from both a policy and political perspective. In conclusion, a recommendation is given to the Senator as he continues his run at the presidency.