Citizens United v. FEC
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC let corporations spend unlimited money to influence elections, overturning campaign finance laws that have been in place for decades. Since the ruling, billions of dollars in unrestricted spending from undisclosed sources has distorted our democracy. But unlimited campaign spending is not just bad for democracy; it’s bad for business too. It corrupts government in ways that perpetuate the dominance of the largest firms over innovative upstarts, of multinationals over American companies, of job destroyers over job creators, and of big banks over community capital.