End Citizens United, Changing the Rulings

The End Citizens United is looking to fight back against the anything-goes campaign and the federal laws. There has been a recent ruling by the Supreme Court that will have an impact on future rulings and is controversial.

The End Citizens United was formed in 2008 by the conservative group that opposed Hillary Clinton and her race for the presidency. A video was made about Hilary Clinton and her goal to get the Democratic nomination against Barack Obama. They even produced a video that attacked all her missteps as a politician. According to the Federal Election Commission, the video was found to be nothing more than a 90-minute campaign ad. They requested that the group reveal the funders or funder for the video. When the group refused to do so they were in violation of this federal law. The law stated that all funding sources for any ads related to politics need to identify their funding source. Read more news about the group on USA Today.

The End Citizens United campaign is looking to fight back against this ruling. The group has filed a lawsuit against the FEC and is looking to have this ruling overturned. So far, the federal courts have upheld the original ruling.

Two years after the initial ruling, the End Citizens United Scored a victory. The United States Supreme Court overturned the federal decision and ruled in favor of this group with a 5-4 vote. The ruling was based on the First Amendment and the right to free speech. Many people still find this ruling to be controversial. They are worried that this campaign and ones similar in nature will have an impact on the election system which can lead to unfair voting practices.

While the decision is still being examined those in politics felt that the Citizens United campaign helped the Republican Party and gave them an advantage. It is suspected that some of the wealthiest people in the country were secret funders.


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