On Sunday, Citizens United turned two. In case you’re not familiar with the birthday kid, that’s the 2010 Supreme Court decision that ruled that corporations can pour unlimited money into groups supporting or opposing candidates. Happy birthday, you little super-PAC-loving brat!
(Image: Anti-Citizens United activists project dollar signs onto the Supreme Court over the weekend.)
If you have a ton of cash and a political agenda, it’s easier than ever to make powerful friends and influence people. Here’s a handy how-to guide to the complex, cash-drenched world of federal campaign finance.
Photojournalist Jay Fram snapped this portrait of conservative uber-lawyer James Bopp—the man behind Citizens United—for our May/June issue. Now he’s kindly posted some deleted scenes from the shoot, over at his personal blog. Check them out.