2023 Articles

The Citizen’s United v FEC decision by the Supreme Court opened the floodgates to campaign spending by deep-pocket anonymous donors. The following articles and reports portray the aftermath of this decision:

November 27, 2023: Constitutional amendment that would end corporate personhood, minimize money in politics faces steep climb in Wisconsin, nationally The Badger Project

November 10, 2023: Alarms raised over Mike Johnson ‘catapulting this country into constitutional crisis’ RawStory

August 16, 2023: 9 Ways the Freedom to Vote Act Would Strengthen Democracy Center for American Progress

August 9, 2023: $241M went to constituents of Republicans pushing CFPB changes: watchdog The Hill

July 13, 2023: House GOP Wants To Make It Harder To Vote, Easier To Give Dark Money Yahoo News

June 29, 2023: The Supreme Court’s Next Gift For Its Billionaire Benefactors The Lever

June 29, 2023: Small Donor Public Financing Explained Brennan Center for Justice

June 2, 2023: Clarence Thomas, Ken Paxton and Donald Trump: The corrupting influence of oligarchy Salon

May 30, 2023: The Urgent Warning That Got Cut From a Supreme Court Opinion 20 Years Ago Slate

May 30, 2023: Can Little Ukraine Teach Big America How to Deal with Our Oligarch Problem? Daily Kos

May 15, 2023: Billionaires Spent Over $1 Billion on 2022 Elections—More Than Any Year in US History Common Dreams

May 11, 2023: Anderson campaign: Stands with United to Amend: Corporations do not have free speech rights Phillip Anderson via WisPolitics.com

May 11, 2023: Confident in Our Future Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

May 10, 2023: With Friends Like These Mike McCabe via SubStack

May 5, 2023: ‘Corruption. Plain and Simple’: Ginni Thomas Took Secret Payments Ahead of Landmark Voting Rights Case Common Dreams

April 21, 2023: Stop big-money politics The Cap Times

April 17, 2023: The end of Citizens United? Jayapal introduces bill to curb corporate electoral spending The American Independent

April 5, 2023: Wisconsin Supreme Court Race Shows Need for Campaign Finance Reform Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

April 4, 2023: “Corporations Are Not People”: Jayapal Files Bill to Reverse “Citizens United” TruthOut

March 29, 2023: Letter to the editor: Viroqua advisory referendum addresses ‘dark money’ in politics La Crosse Tribune

March 29, 2023: Gehl: How ‘Final Five Voting’ Can Help Save Democracy Daily Independent

March 13, 2023: Recusal and the Wisconsin Supreme Court Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

March 9, 2023: ‘Dark Money’ Ohio Bribe Verdict Shows Citizens United Limit Bloomberg

February 24, 2023: Challenges to Our Democracy Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

February 19, 2023: What the Supreme Court did to America when they legalized political bribery RawStory.com

February 17, 2023: Opinion | Breaking far-right talk radio’s hold over rural Wisconsin The Cap Times

February 5, 2023: Ralph Nader: The Progenitor of Inequalities – Corporate Personhood vs. Human Beings ScheerPost.com

February 4, 2023: ‘We Will Keep Fighting,’ Says Head of Nevada Democrats as DNC Panel Blocks Dark Money Ban Common Dreams

January 20, 2023: Citizens United at 13 Matt Rothschild via Wisconsin Democracy Campaign

January 19, 2023: Democrats introduce constitutional amendment to reverse Citizens United campaign finance ruling The Hill

January 16, 2023: The richest 1% of people amassed almost two-thirds of new wealth created in the last two years, Oxfam says CNBC