RELEASE: Cardin Responds to SCOTUS Decision in Montana State Campaign Financing Case
June 25, 2012
CARDIN RENEWS CALL FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO REMOVE CORPORATE CASH FROM ELECTIONS
Baltimore, MD – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court decision in American Tradition Partnership, Inc. v. Bullock. He is a cosponsor of S. J.Res. 29, a Constitutional amendment that would overturn the Citizens United decision.
“Corporations are not people. The Supreme Court was wrong when it decided to equate the two in its Citizens United decision and it is wrong today in striking down Montana’s 100-year-old law that kept private corporations out of its elections. We have already seen the distorting effects of special interest and corporate money influencing the election cycle and doubling-down on this decision will serve only to further tip the balance of justice against American voters. To protect our system of free and fair elections, Congress should move swiftly to pass and send to the states a Constitutional amendment that reverses Citizens United and today’s American Tradition Partnership, Inc. v. Bullock decisions.”