Mitchell Interviewed by NPR About the Legacy of Citizens United on Campaign Finance

21 January 2020 NPR News

Partner Cleta Mitchell was interviewed on National Public Radio’s Marketplace about the 10-year anniversary of Citizen United.

Mitchell told Marketplace that Citizens United was a win for political speech. “Now, a million citizens giving $1 to an organization that’s incorporated have the same rights as an individual as long as its independent of the campaigns and the candidates,” she said.

She noted that other decisions and regulatory rollbacks that followed Citizens United that lifted contribution limits and helped fuel the rise of the PACs and Super PACs that are the big spenders in elections today. And it fueled a backlash. “Citizens United has become almost a dogma. There’s this religion in opposition to Citizens United,” she said.

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