This section lists articles that give an overview of 2010 Supreme Court decision of Citizens United v Federal Elections Commission (FEC).
This article discusses the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decision on the case of Citizens United v The Federal Election Commission (CUvFEC). This landmark case overturned a series of campaign finance laws and Supreme Court decisions made in the 20th Century. It describes the prelude to the Court’s hearing of the case, the issues stated in the decision and the changes to campaign finance law and the privileges of corporations that resulted from that decision.
On August 23, 1971, prior to accepting President Nixon's nomination to the Supreme Court, Lewis F. Powell sent the "Confidential Memorandum" titled "Attack on the American Free Enterprise System" to a friend at the US Chamber of Commerce. The memo called for corporate America to become more aggressive in molding politics and law in the US as well as inspiring the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to become far more politically active.
This article chronicles the battles of the past that led to the Citizens United v the Federal Election Commission.
This article discusses decisions since 2010 and the Citizens United case that have applied Citizens United to other circumstances.