Constitutional amendment needed to overturn Citizens United ruling [Letter]

February 06, 2014

Thanks for your recent editorial on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the Citizens United case ("Campaign reform in action," Feb. 4).

Any attempt that seeks to correct the damage the Citizens United decision wreaked on our democracy must be lauded. Readers may be aware there are several methods being advocated to overturn the precedent.

I feel the best one is the attempt in Annapolis. Legislation has been introduced in the Maryland General Assembly by Sen. Jamie Raskin and Del. Sheila Hixson.

The intent is to ask the legislature to pass a joint resolution formally calling for a Convention of the States (or "Article V Convention"), as a means to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution for free and fair elections and for overturning the Citizen's United decision.

When two thirds of the states do likewise, the convention must be convened.

Angad Singh, Towson

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