FOCUS: The Supreme Court Supplied a Blueprint to Overcome Citizens United
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James Marc Leas, patent lawyer from South Burlington, Vermont, talks with FOCUS host Margaret Harrington about how to cancel the dominance of the 1 percent over all levels of government that the Supreme Court created with its decisions in Buckley v. Valeo and Citizens United. Money in politics is the issue and Leas gives a legal argument that the United States Supreme Court overturned the Nevada Supreme Court decision regarding a Nevada case involving money influence on a legislator's vote deciding that voting on a city council or in the legislature is an official act, not speech. The Supreme Court held that the First Amendment reasoning in Buckley and Citizens United "has no application when what is restricted is not protected speech."