Herdt’s ‘Prairie Fire’ column discusses report
Timm Herdt, Ventura County Star columnist, wrote Can California ignite prairie fire? about proposing a constitutional amendment to reverse the consequences of Citizens United. “At the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., today, researchers from Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law are scheduled to release a report on post-Citizens United independent political expenditures that will include the viewpoints of the insiders who perhaps know best the effects of the decision — former members of Congress, from both parties. Those insiders’ viewpoints are expected to debunk the Supreme Court’s preposterous assertion in its Citizens United decision which held that unlimited independent expenditures, since they are not directly associated with a candidate, do not constitute even the appearance of corruption,” Herdt wrote.