April 17, 2012
An update of sorts on S. 772

State Senator Jamie EldridgeMartha Coakley

States from California to Vermont have taken steps in their legislatures to ask for Congress to pass an amendment in response to Citizens United.  The analogous effort in Massachusetts is being lead by Senator Jamie Eldridge, a panelist at our forum last week, who sponsored Bill S. 772.  An article this week in the Valley Advocate provides an update on that front but notes the bill ”has festered in the Massachusetts State Legislature’s Joint Committee on the Judiciary for more than a year.”

Perhaps themore encouraging item in that article for those who want to see more political pressure put on Congress to respond the Citizens United decision is the letter to Congress from eleven state Attorneys General, including Martha Coakley of Massachusetts, which can be read here.

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