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Fri May 10, 2013

Group of Vermont Senators Want Citizens United Reversed

Detail of preamble to U.S. Constitution
Detail of preamble to U.S. Constitution
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A group of Vermont lawmakers is calling for a national constitutional convention to reverse the effects of the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision on campaign money.



Senators Ginny Lyons and Robert Hartwell were among those criticizing a decision they say equated corporations with people and money with speech.

But some critics say lawmakers had a chance this year to attack the problem with a ban on corporate contributions to political campaigns.

Both Lyons and Hartwell voted against such a ban in the Senate, and it went down to defeat.

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