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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

If you don't pay much attention to the US Supreme Court...


...you should probably be paying attention to this sessions' decisions, at least on this one, if nothing else:

In one of the most closely watched cases of the term, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, the court will consider the constitutionality of overall limits on how much an individual donor may give directly to federal candidates, party committees and PACs in a two-year election cycle. 
      
McCutcheon is the first major campaign finance case to reach the court since its controversial 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which struck down a ban on independent spending in campaigns by corporations and labor unions. In a 1976 case, Buckley v. Valeo, the court upheld limits on direct political contributions to prevent corruption. That precedent is being tested again in the McCutcheon case; the justices should reaffirm it.

And if that's not enough, look how it seems to be trending from this largely Conservative, pro-business, pro-Republican, pro-big money court:

In Major Campaign Spending Case, Supreme Court Gives Oral Argument Time To Republican Senator

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We need this to go for the people and against the big money and corporations.
 
It surely doesn't look like it will go that way.
 
 
 

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