Court rulings, though indirectly, act as a legal precedent in interpretation of future maters. This remarkably applies if the verdict came from a court of higher standing like the Supreme Court. The American society suffered under such consequences in the infamous 2010 Supreme Court ruling in the matter of Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission. It stemmed from a 2008 Federal Election Commission’s decision barring Citizens United from airing a 90 minute purported film based on Hilary. It was observed by the commission that the video was purely a campaigning advert targeting to tarnish the image of one of the candidates. Even though their efforts got limited, this didn’t deter them from concealing the primary source of fund for the film though the federal law at that time deemed this as mandatory. The Supreme Court’s ruling was phenomenal, bringing in a profound shift in matters of free speech.
Previously discreet and silent advertisers suddenly started coming up with numerous television and radio advertisement during the campaign season. Most purely based on the precedent of the previous court ruling that donors don’t necessarily have to take personal responsibility. A great political debate ensued that lead to combined efforts towards overturning the adverse effect of the Citizen’s ruling considering the negative reception to the verdict. This led to the formation of End Citizens United at the beginning of March 2015 that established its headquarters in Washington, DC. The primary role of the organization is to dilute and end the ramifications brought about by the Citizens United ruling.
Funding mostly concentrates on grassroots sources to remove the heavy reliance on heavy corporate involvement. Also, they focus on Democratic candidates that are interested in ending the effects of the ruling on the political environment. The strategical application of different policies to counteract the Citizens United ruling is twofold. Create massive support for those political candidates interested in the initiative and then direct necessary effort in overturning the verdict. End Citizens United mainly utilizes the digital platform to acquire funds. The leadership team consists of people who have amassed great political experience mostly in the Democratic Party and in other territories. End Citizens United has over 380,000 grassroots donor base and is increasingly building on its staff quantity. The primary role of the organization is to pledge support for those people who are going for political office and are not interested in getting funded by large corporations.
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