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Saturday, April 5, 2014

US Supreme Court lets the wealthy buy everything

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer's blistering dissent in McCutcheon:

"Corruption breaks the constitutionally necessary “chain of communication” between the people and their representatives. It derails the essential speech-to-government-action tie. Where enough money calls the tune, the general public will not be heard. Insofar as corruption cuts the link between political thought and political action, a free marketplace of political ideas loses its point. That is one reason why the Court has stressed the constitutional importance of Congress’ concern that a few large donations not drown out the voices of the many…."

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