On this week's edition of Weekly Word, SFR staff writer Justin Horwath interviews lawyer James Bopp, who advised Citizens United leading up to its controversial victory in the Supreme Court that's changed the way of campaigning as we know it.
We open with a discussion from Weekly Word hosts Joey Peters and Matthew Reichbach on what the new makeup of the state Senate could look like going into the next session. We continue with the latest developments on embattled former Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron.
Next, SFR staff writer Justin Horwath interviews Indiana lawyer James Bopp, who played a key role in helping Citizens United achieve its controversial 2010 Supreme Court victory that paved the way for unlimited campaign spending from Super PACs. It's a discussion you won't want to miss.
Then, Horwath explains the Citizens United ruling's impact on campaigns, especially in recent elections in New Mexico (is, for example, outgoing state Sen. Tim Jennings as cozy with the baby killers as a Super PAC mailer claimed?).
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