Defend democracy in the South.

Institute Index

INSTITUTE INDEX: The partisan fight over health care reform

February 3, 2011 - Date on which President Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act implementing comprehensive health care reform: 3/23/2010 Date when a group of state attorneys general filed a lawsuit seeking to have the law declared unconstitutional in part because of its mandate that all Americans buy insurance: 3/23/2010

INSTITUTE INDEX: Citizens United by the numbers

January 21, 2011 - Date on which the U.S. Supreme Court issued the landmark Citizens United decision by a 5-4 vote, ending the prohibition on corporate spending in elections and allowing certain anonymous contributions: 1/21/2010 Amount of spending by outside groups in the 2010 U.S. mid-term elections: $294.2 million