Reiff Discusses Ramifications of Citizens United vs. FEC

Neil Reiff was quoted in a Roll Call article about the potential consequences of The Supreme Court deciding to re-hear the Citizens United Case.  According to Roll Call, “The Citizens United case is expected to test a nearly 20-year-old Supreme Court decision, Austin v. Michigan State Chamber of Commerce, which upheld a ban on “independent expenditures” by corporations and trade associations, including television ads that either endorse or attack candidates.”  Reiff said that one of the consequences of  Austin would likely be an “end the days of political ads by many outside groups and corporations that straddle a legal line between “issue advocacy” and “direct electoral advocacy.” Read the full article here.