Good job Orrin Hatch! Finally, someone pressing the issue that Barack Obama was not telling the truth when he said that the Citizens United SCOTUS decision reversed 100 years of law. That 1900-era law, the Tillman Act, was about restricting corporate contributions. The Citizens United case had nothing to do with limiting contributions; it was about limiting speech by saying that anyone who gives money to a corporate group (such as the Family Research Council or the American Civil Righyts Union), then if that corporation speaks against candidates, they will go to prison. Citizens United reversed only two cases, that were inconsistent with over a dozen cases on the books which held that corporate groups have First Amendment rights.
Ken Klukowski is a bestselling author and Townhall’s legal contributor covering the U.S. Supreme Court, and a fellow with the Family Research Council, American Civil Rights Union, and Liberty University School of Law.