Former President Nichol voices ‘outrage’ over Citizens United case

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Former College President Gene Nichol expressed his outrage Tuesday in a blog post on American Forum over the Supreme Court’s decision not to limit corporate funding of independent political broadcasts in candidate elections under the First Amendment.

The post, entitled “Supreme Corporations,” featured Nichol’s personal opinions of the outcome of the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case.

“It is bizarrely anti-democratic. It overtly robs the American people of any conceivable tool to prevent a complete slide into mocking, cynical, purchased, cash-register politics,” Nichol said. “It marks the court as mere shill for the dominance of economic privilege. Unmolested, it will lead to both democratic and constitutional crises. It is a ruling that will come to reside, deservedly, in infamy.”

Read the full blog post here.