Populist Dialogues - 13-51 - Supreme Court Undermines Democracy

Oregon Common Cause Exec Director Kate Titus joins us to discuss the Supreme Court attack on democracy with the Citizens United decision as well as the upcoming McCutcheon v FEC decision. She states that if McCutcheon strikes down aggregate limits on campaign contributions, it will effectively strike down the individual limits as well. She addresses what citizens can do to fix the special interests in the political system problem including improving disclosure laws, providing public funding of elections and enacting a constitutional amendment to end the doctrine that corporations are people and that money is speech. And ends by raising the alamn about the growing influence of big special interest money in judicial races.

First broadcast December 15, 2013

28 min 12 sec
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