Yarmuth Applauds Conway for Joining Brief Against Citizens United Decision

U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., is commending Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway for backing the state of Montana in a case that revisits the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United ruling. Two years ago, justices in a 5-to-4 majority rejected spending limits for corporations and labor unions within federal election law. However, the Montana Supreme […]

McConnell Urges Supreme Court to Reaffirm Citizens United Case

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnel, R-Ky., is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to safeguard its controversial Citizens United case by overturning a state ruling that defied the high court’s decision. Two years ago, a 5-to-4 majority of justices rejected spending limits for corporations and labor unions within federal election law. However, the Montana Supreme Court […]

Poll: Lugar Trailing Mourdock By Five Points

Longtime Indiana Senator Dick Lugar is trailing state Treasurer Richard Mourdock by five points in the closely watched Republican primary, according to a new poll on behalf of Citizens United. The survey shows Mourdock leading with 44 percent and Lugar at 39 percent, with nearly 17 percent of voters still undecided. Lugar supporters point out […]

Yarmuth Co-sponsors Bill Requiring Financial Disclosure in Campaigns

Continuing his crusade against the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United case, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., has co-sponsored legislation that requires full disclosure of corporate and special-interest money in elections. The high court’s decision allows corporations to spend unlimited funds either directly or through third parties and political action committees to influence elections. The […]

Yarmuth Defends Obama Reversal on Super PACs

Despite Democratic opposition to fundraising from outside groups, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., supports President Obama’s decision to endorse a Super PAC working on behalf of his re-election campaign. Earlier this week, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina announced that senior campaign and White House officials, including cabinet members, will attend and speak at Super PAC […]

Yarmuth Introduces Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United Case

Seeking to overturn the Citizens United case, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., filed a bill Tuesday that would amend the U.S. Constitution to get money out of politics by toppling key provisions of the Supreme Court’s controversial decision. The bipartisan legislation was introduced alongside U.S. Rep. Walter Jones, R-Nc., and establishes that financial expenditures and […]

UofL Law Professors Debate 'Citizens United' Case

It still remains unclear how the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision this year in the so-called “Citizens United” case will affect elections. Some University of Louisville professors believe there will be much more discussion about it in legal and political circles in the months to come. A Supreme Court decision in January relaxed restrictions on corporate […]