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Vermont calls for Citizens United repeal

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Last week the Vermont legislature passed a resolution calling for a constitutional amendment overturning the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling.

That's the decision holding that under the First Amendment, the government can't limit the amount corporations and unions spend on political campaigns.

It's fueled the formation of "Super PACS" and their heavy spending in the GOP primary.

Sarah Harris has more.

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Over 50 Vermont towns voiced their support for a constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United at town meeting day in March. That support has now been reiterated in the State House, where a resolution passed in both the House and the Senate last week.

The House passed the resolution by a 92-40 vote. It passed in the Senate 26-3.

Vermont is now the third state to call for such an amendment. Hawaii and New Mexico have passed similar resolutions.

 

 

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