Former U.S. Rep. Slams 'Citizen United' Ruling at Vandy Event

Judicial activists on the Supreme Court are eroding political equality by allowing corporations and other wealthy donors to spend unlimited sums of money on politics, former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank said Monday. In a speech at Vanderbilt University as part of the university’s 50th annual Impact Symposium, the Massachusetts Democrat pointed to the court’s 2010 Citizens United case as the prime culprit in what he called a “fundamental dilution of political equality.” “The decision to allow money freely to flow influencing elections subverts democracy,” Frank said. The Tennessean has more.