Posted 10 months ago on May 9, 2013, 5:36 p.m. EST by ZenDog
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by Nat Rudarakanchana | May 9, 2013
A group of state senators has called for a constitutional convention to reverse the “corrupting influence of money in our political system” wrought by a U.S. Supreme Court decision on campaign finance.
Sen. Ginny Lyons, D-Chittenden, alongside other lawmakers, unveiled a Senate resolution at a Thursday news conference, requesting that a national convention of state legislatures nullify the January 2010 Citizens United decision by amending the U.S. Constitution.
That decision overturned a longtime ban on corporate and union spending in elections, and eventually gave rise to Super PACs, controversial political groups who featured prominently in national and local elections in 2012.
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