New Mexico Telegram: Udall introduces legislation to repeal Citizens United

Sen. Tom Udall continued his efforts to repeal Citizens United, the Supreme Court decision that opened the floodgates for corporate spending in elections.

Udall introduced legislation with Sen. Michael Bennett, D-Colo., that would repeal the decision.

Since Udall seeks to repeal something that was ruled constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court, it would take an amendment to the U.S. Constitution — a daunting task that has not been done since 1992.

“James Madison argued that the U.S. Constitution should be amended only on ‘great and extraordinary occasions’,” Udall said in a statement. “I believe we have reached one of those occasions.”

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