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Supreme Court strikes down limits on federal campaign donations

The Supreme Court’s divisive decision Wednesday striking down a Watergate-era limit on campaign contributions was the latest milestone for conservative justices who are disassembling a campaign finance regime they feel violates free-speech rights.
Washington Post
added Apr 2, 2014 23:07
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[Florida] US Supreme Court Rejects Big Tobacco Appeal

said a Philip Morris lawyer in a statement. “We have strong legal and factual defenses and remain committed to defending ourselves in each of these cases.” They will have their hands full. “Other individual cases can proceed just like Douglas did with
Lawyers.com Blog
added Oct 15, 2013 16:10
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Conservative Justices Signal Dismantling Of Campaign Donation Limits

Scalia, who led the charge for conservatives, disputed the idea that giving large amounts to candidates or parties reflects "corruption," instead likening it to "gratitude."
TalkingPointsMemo (TPM) blog
added Oct 11, 2013 11:04
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[Kentucky] Katrina vanden Heuvel: Mitch McConnell’s moneyocracy

while McConnell already has an imposing $9.5 million cash on hand, it’s not enough in a race that some predict could cost as much $100 million. And now, astonishingly, he’s turning to the Supreme Court to get it.
Washington Post
added Oct 11, 2013 03:11
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KRETZMANN: Coal Cash, Climate Denial Fuel 'Citizens United 2'

What does he want to do with the increased access and influence this will buy him in Washington? Likely much of the same thing he has been doing -- advocate for his coal industry and peddle climate denial.
Huffington Post (blog)
added Oct 10, 2013 23:26
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LEMIEUX: McCutcheon, the Next Victory for the 1 Percent

good news for the small group of people who have prospered most during a period of mass unemployment. Whether it is good for American democracy is much less clear.
The American Prospect
added Oct 10, 2013 23:12
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SMITH: Fantasyland at the Supreme Court

If Congress is to pass a law abridging free speech, the Court and the public deserve to know the reason. McCutcheon would be a good chance for the Court to reassert the primacy of political speech in the First Amendment.
National Review
added Oct 10, 2013 13:24
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FISCHER: Did Scalia Really Say That? "Citizens United" Lurks Behind Supreme Court's Latest Money-in-Politics Case

after blowing a hole in the campaign finance infrastructure to allow unlimited independent expenditures, at least some Justices are trying to pull limits on direct contributions through the opening.
PR Watch
added Oct 10, 2013 13:20
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LITHWICK: Poor Little Rich Guys / The Supreme Court clamors to protect the right of Richie Rich, Scrooge McDuck, and the Koch brothers to further corrupt American politics.

That leaves everything in the hands of Roberts who--precisely as has been predicted--has the choice to go big, go small, or go home. Again.
Slate
added Oct 10, 2013 04:30
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EDITORIAL: Politicians for Sale

If the court is going to help protect American politics from becoming little more than “a disagreement among rich people,” as one observer put it, it should follow its own precedent and uphold the overall contribution limit.
New York Times
added Oct 10, 2013 04:25
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