Citizens United and the Political Process

While all eyes focused yesterday on the Republican primaries/caucuses taking place on Super Tuesday, some Democrats also caucused. 

Caucuses were held, for example, in Colorado.  For those in Denver, copies of the platform for the Democratic Party of Denver was distributed (a copy is here).  One of the planks in the Platform provided: "We believe that corporations are not persons and should not be treated as persons under the law and support legislation to reverse the effects of the Citizens United case."

It has to be a relatively rare circumstance where a local party platform specifically references a Supreme Court opinion and takes issue with something as esoteric as the status of corporations.  Nonetheless, it is evidence of the deep feelings stirred by the opinion and perhaps another indication that the issue will eventually generate a legislative change.  

J Robert Brown Jr.