Saturday, April 05, 2014

On Our Highest Court, A Former Lobbyist Guts Campaign Finance Reform - The National Memo

On Our Highest Court, A Former Lobbyist Guts Campaign Finance Reform - The National Memo



For a large and bipartisan majority of Americans, the increasing power of money in politics is alarming, but not for the conservative majority of the United States Supreme Court, whose members appear to regard the dollar’s domination of democracy as an inevitable consequence of constitutional freedom — and anyway, not a matter of grave concern. Expressed in their decisions on campaign finance, which continued last week to dismantle decades of reform in the McCutcheon case, the Court’s right wing sees little risk of corruption and little need to regulate the flamboyant spending of billionaires.
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