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8 Charts That Show How Political Spending Has Exploded Since Citizens United,” Jay Riestenberg, Common Cause, Jan. 21, 2015.

2012 Election Spending Will Reach $6 Billion, Center for Responsive Politics Predicts,” Open, October 31, 2012, Center for Responsive Politics.

Amendment 65, Colorado Congressional Delegation to Support Campaign Finance Limits,” text of November 2012 referendum proposal instructing Colorado’s representatives in Congress to propose and support a federal constitutional amendment to limit campaign contributions and spending.

Can the States Save Our Democracy?,” Hedrick Smith, New York Times, August 21, 2016.

Four Years After ‘Citizens United’ There is Real Movement to Remove Big Money from Politics,” John Nichols, Nation magazine, Jan 21, 2014.

Justice Stephens Suggests Solution for ‘Giant Step in the Wrong Direction,’’ Adam Liptak, New York Times, April 21, 2014.

Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States Relating to Contributions and Expenditures Intended To Affect Elections,” Senator Tom Udall, D-NM, and co-sponsors, Text, Senate Joint Resolution 113, June 18, 2013.

State Resolutions in Support of Amending the Constitution,” Free Speech for People.

U.S. Senate. Senate Rules and Administration Committee. Hearing on campaign finance law. “Statement of Justice John Paul Stevens (Ret.),” April 30, 2014.

The Activist’s Handbook, Randy Shaw (Berkeley: Univ of California Press, 2013).

Voting Rights – 50 Years After the Voting Rights Act” Trevor Potter, PBS Frontline interview, Oct. 17, 2012.

The Supreme Court Needs to Get Smarter about Politics,” Trevor Potter, Washington Post Outlook, Oct 11, 2013.

When It Comes to Money in Politics, The Supreme Court Lives in a Different Reality,” Trevor Potter, Reuters, January 16, 2015.

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