This may be the most difficult reflection this semester because campaign finance law can be rather confusing.
In order for you to better understand the ramifications of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United, I have gathered various sources. First, and probably the most entertaining are clips from the Colbert Report. Stephen Colbert won a Peabody award for for his shows that explain the new campaign finance laws. I am attaching a word document that has links to the most informative video clips.
Now, skim through the attached articles. They will help you understand the questions surrounding Citizens United vs.Federal Election Commission.
Now, watch the documentaryBig Sky – Big Money
In two to three pages (or more if you want) answer this question. Do you think the Supreme Court was correct in its ruling in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission? Why or why not?
In order to earn full credit on this assignment you must demonstrate that you understand the ramifications of the Citizens United ruling. Also, you must demonstrate that you watched the documentary.
Please refer to the “Citation Rules” I posted in CANVAS.