NJ: Citizens United and the states

This Star-Ledger editorial discusses Citizens United.

And it could get worse. Sen. Bill Baroni, a Republican attorney and the state Legislature’s leading expert on campaign finance, warns that this decision opens the door to challenges against New Jersey’s pay-to-play laws, and its ban on political spending by casinos, banks, insurers, and utilities.

Baroni called for a bipartisan commission to strengthen our laws in light of yesterday’s “profoundly destabilizing” decision. That should be done without delay.

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