Democrats in the U.S. Senate are planning a vote sometime this year on a proposed constitutional amendment to overturn two U.S. Supreme Court decisions on campaign spending, The Hill reported Wednesday. Legislation sponsored by Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) calls for amending the Constitution to negate high court rulings in Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission and McCutcheon v. FEC.
In its 2010 Citizens United decision, the court ruled in favor of a non-profit organization that had sought to advertise its unfavorable documentary film about Hillary Clinton shortly before the Iowa Caucuses and the New Hampshire primaries of 2008, when then-Sen. Clinton (D-N.Y.) was a candidate for her party's nomination for president. The court struck down provisions of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 that prohibited independent expenditure ads that mention a candidate within 30 days of a primary or...
In a sense the first amendment is already done for,look at the penalties people are paying for saying unpopular and politically incorrect things already,loss of jobs,status etc etc,which is going to make the exercise of the of the freedom of speech that much more rare.
Freedom of speech means more than just the freedom to speak,it also means the freedom from persecution and retaliation simply for stating one's opinion as long as no threats are made,one of the best examples of the nullification of the first amendment is the issue of race,one side is clearly free to speak and express hatred without consequence while the other is not,if one wants to say that this is somehow different then they do not truly believe in "freedom" of speech.