A look at the Effects of Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission (FEC)

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In 2010 the Supreme Court made a decision in the Citizens United vs. FEC case that declared that “political speech is indispensable to a democracy, which is no less true because the speech comes from a corporation” (Oyez). The decision also set a precedent for Super PACs and political nonprofits (501(c)s) also referred to as non undisclosed groups. Super PACs are organizations that must disclose their donors, but the specific donors do not have to disclose where they got their funding from, and that has caused a loophole in the supposed transparent process. Nonprofits or 501(c)s do not have to…

Braelynn Barborka

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