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UPDATE (4/23):

Retired Supreme Court Justice Stevens made news again. Read the full interview with the New York Times here. They covered McCutcheon v FEC  and Citizens United, including a behind the scenes look at how the latter case was decided. And of course, they talked about his new book,  “Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution.” You'll have to read the article to find out what he says about his proposal to overturn Citizens United

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Frankly, I can't remember the last time two United States Supreme Court Justices made headlines in the same week -- whether they currently sit on the Court like Justice Sonia Sotomayor, or they've retired like Justice John Paul Stevens, it seems like every time a member of our nations highest court makes the news it's about money in politics. 

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was just in Seattle, WA at the University of Washington to promote her memoir, My Beloved World, when she started taking questions from students in attendance. One student asked what barriers needed to be broken to improve the representation of women and minorities in government. Her response? "Money," she said, evoking laughter from the UW students. "No, seriously. Look at what's happening in politics. What's talking the loudest is money."

This comes shortly after retired Supreme Court Justice Stevens made news with his own book: Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution. We posted recently that one of Justice Stevens' proposals is to amend the U.S. Constitution to reduce the influence of special interest money in politics. 

You'll recall that Supreme Court Justice Alito also made the money-in-politics news during President Obama's 2010 State of the Union address, just one week after the Citizens United decision. President Obama blasted the Court's ruling and Justice Alito was caught shaking his head and saying, "not true."

What's true is that the American people no longer feel Congress represents their interest. Recent polling by our friends at Represent.Us show that more than 70% of Americans agree that the U.S. election system was "biased in favor of the candidate with the most money."

And this gives you a perfect opportunity to grab one of our stamps that reads, ''NOT TO BE USED FOR BUYING ELECTIONS". We have several other options, too! So head over to our store and pick one that speaks to you. Then let it continue speaking for you as each bill you stamp is seen by nearly 1,000 people!

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Written by Lee Woodsmall — March 13, 2014

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