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Gov. Brown allows advisory ballot measure on Citizens United decision
Gov. Brown allows advisory ballot measure on Citizens United decision

An advisory measure asking Congress to amend the U.S. Constitution and overturn the Citizens United court decision will go on the November ballot in California without Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature on the enabling legislation, Brown announced Wednesday. The court decision lifting campaign contribution limits for corporations was “wrongly decided and grossly underestimated the corrupting influence of unchecked money on our democratic institutions,” Brown wrote in a message to the Legislature agreeing with their concern. “But we should not make it a habit to clutter our ballots with nonbinding measures as citizens rightfully assume that their votes are meant to...

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