Citizens United Outlook

Roll Call looks at Citizens United and tomorrow’s Supreme Court argument in the case.

Laurence Gold, a campaign finance lawyer with the labor federation AFL-CIO, agreed that a high court decision to strike down Austin may mean more tools in the chest for organized labor and other groups during the election season. If trade groups and unions decided to establish “independent expenditure” operations, he said, they still could not coordinate their activities with candidates and political committees.

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