As heartening as was Justice Anthony Kennedy's opinion for the 5-4 majority in the Citizens United v Federal Election Commission case before the Supreme Court, there are aspects of Justice John Paul Stevens dissent that are anything but encouraging.
Stevens adopts a view that if adopted by the Court could do tremendous damage to freedom of political speech in this country, according to Mark Fitzgibbons, a Virginia attorney, writing on American Thinker. Read More
I've read more newspaper and magazine articles, court cases, and blog posts on various aspects of campaign finance reform than I care to remember, but none of them captured the essential points of what is at stake as well as this video produced by the Cato Institute:
Campaign finance advocates are in a blind frenzy of outrage over the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision today affirming freedom of speech rights for individuals who choose to express their political views via an incorporated entity like a corporation or labor union. Read More
Folks at Public Citizen, the Ralph Nader group that has supported litigation to limit freedom of speech through campaign finance laws, are so outraged by today's Citizens United Supreme Court decision that they are calling for a constitutional amendment to limit freedom of speech. Read More
Campaign finance spending limits on corporations and unions are unconstitutional, according to the U.S. Supreme Court in its decision released today in the case of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Read More