Skip to comments.Breaking: Supreme Court Strikes Down Aggregate Campaign Contribution Limits
Posted on 04/02/2014 7:17:50 AM PDT by PaulCruz2016
Breaking: scotus strikes down aggregate campaign contribution limits 5-4 per Chief Justice Roberts in McCutcheon case.
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Thank You for the thread. Looks to be accurate. Ruling is approximately 45 minutes old.
The people are still limited to $2600, here the mighty in groups are unlimited.
IMO release the levels for all.
I think it is a good thing. Clarence Thomas did not think it went far enough - that ALL limits should be removed.
Unshackle the people and let us take this nation back!
But, I think every dime must be publicly listed, every quarter on the candidates campaign website.
my thoughts too
How can any campaign contribution not be a quid pro quo activity and thus not be corrupt?
Terrible decision. Why on Earth some conservatives think that giving the unbridled purchase of our Democracy, or our Republic, to a small group is utterly beyond me. What, you think they are in this for our values? If so, wake up.
The enemy of your enemy is just not always your friend. If you’ll notice, these are the people that want the Tea Party dead.
Be careful what you wish for.
What, you think they are in this for our values? If so, wake up.
The enemy of your enemy is just not always your friend. If youll notice, these are the people that want the Tea Party dead.
tough decision. who do support government unions who always throw money at unlimited government power or deep pocket fat cats whose interests are global and not really american.
So what else is new? He's been doing that all along.
All I wanna know is does this ruling help offset the damage done by big union and corporate campaign contributions?
It won’t, nor was it intended to.
When McCain- Feingold was passed, Democrats were at a money raising g disadvantage from big money donors.
Now the Democrats are totally dependent upon bog money donors sources for their fundraising, many of the sources foreign and hostile to the US, and so they have been pushing to remove the spending limits
. . . maybe make it harder for McCain, Cantor and their ilk to be secretly funded by Soros.
Just thinking the same thing. The only thing this does is legalize the purchase of our government by those that intend to use it for their own benefit.
“Welcome to the USA, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of...”
Time to dream another dream. This dream is over.
BTTT! 5-4 split
Chief Justice John Roberts announced the decision, which split the court’s liberal and conservative justices. Roberts said the aggregate limits do not act to prevent corruption, the rationale the court has upheld as justifying contribution limits.
The overall limits “intrude without justification on a citizen’s ability to exercise ‘the most fundamental First Amendment activities,’” Roberts said, quoting from the court’s seminal 1976 campaign finance ruling in Buckley v. Valeo.
Justice Clarence Thomas agreed with the outcome of the case, but wrote separately to say that he would have gone further and wiped away all contribution limits.
Yes, this is a good thing and shows where conservatives and the GOPe have common ground we can win and win and win. That’s how it’s done.
This changes the money game, big time.
I’ll say this- I’m not well read on campaign finance law and such.
But if this p-sses off Justice Breyer and MoveOn and makes Justice Thomas happy then I’m probably all for it.
The Roberts Court has weakened Americas democracy and contributed to a system of legalized bribery by allowing big money to swamp the voices of regular Americans and dramatically alter the outcome of elections,” she added in a written statement.”
That’s coming from Anna Galland, executive director of MoveOn.org so I can assume this ruling is exactly the opposite of whatever she says.
The Roberts Court has strengthened Americas democracy and disassembled a system of legalized bribery by disallowing big money to swamp the voices of regular Americans and dramatically alter the outcome of elections,” she added in a written statement.”
So, yay today’s ruling!