In this video press release, Assembly Democrats Herb Conaway, M.D. (D-Burlington) and Daniel R. Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex) strongly condemn the U.S. Supreme Court "Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission" ruling and call for broad support of their resolution urging Congress to propose an amendment to the Constitution to reverse the decision.
The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision issued on January 21, 2010, overturned more than two decades of legal precedent; declaring corporation to have the same communication rights as individual people and essentially green-lighted the unlimited influx of special interest money at every level of government.
The resolution (AR-86) strongly opposes the court's decision and calls upon Congress to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to provide that corporations do not share the same rights as individual people with regard to campaign spending. The General Assembly approved the resolution Thursday by a vote of 49-23-6.