By Jonah Minkoff-Zern
California, which so often is ahead of the country in enacting forward-looking policies, is poised to be on the leading edge again. On Monday, Assembly Joint Resolution 22, which calls for a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision and return fair elections and constitutional rights to the people, passed the California Assembly Judiciary Committee by a vote of 6-2. And just today, the state Assembly voted to pass AJR 22 by a vote of 48 to 22. The bill now moves to the state Senate where if approved, would make California among the first states to officially call on Congress to amend the Constitution and undo Citizens United.