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Democratic Institutions

Partial Justice, Hidden Money and After Citizens United

September 26, 2011

Three CED sister reports outline the major effects of Citizens United on the private sector and urge meaningful voluntary corporate action to resist the "pay to play" business environment the decision created by refusing to spend corporate resources on campaigns - or, at a minimum, to fully disclose political spending to shareholders and the public. The three reports, After Citizens United: Improving Accountability in Political Finance; Hidden Money: The Need for Transparency in Political Finance; and Partial Justice: The Peril of Judicial Elections, make several recommendations.