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Lead Point Attorney Of Citizens United Confessess To 10 Year Plan To Take Down All Campaign Finance Law.

In a story in the New York Times, ” A Quest To End Spending Rules for Campaigns” by David Kirkpatrick, lead attorney for Citizens United, the rightwing group in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, James Bopp Jr. was cited in an interview saying,

“We had a 10-year plan to take all this down, and if we do it right, I think we can pretty well dismantle the entire regulatory regime that is called campaign finance law.”

He went on to say we’re not done yet. Also the article notes,

The same week the court issued its ruling, it agreed to hear Mr. Bopp’s next appeal: seeking to prevent the public release of the names of people who signed a Washington State petition opposing same-sex marriage, on the ground that gay rights supporters might harass them.

For Mr. Bopp, it is a chance to chip away at some of the disclosure laws left intact by the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Citizens United case.

Then there is his suit on behalf of the Republican National Committee, pending in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, seeking to overturn some of the limits on direct corporate contributions to the political parties. When Mr. Bopp filed it a few years ago, many legal scholars considered the suit almost pointless because of Supreme Court precedents. But the court’s opinion last week — from a slightly different set of justices — has cast it in a far more favorable light.

In other words, no spending limits, no disclosure (secrecy), and no accountability. It seems he has the right court packed full of radicals for full multinational corporate control of the election process in the United States. The public interest is under dire attack.

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