Skip to comments.McConnell’s Triumph The Court vindicates freedom of speech.
Posted on 04/03/2014 5:04:18 AM PDT by shuck and yall
Providing another dramatic example of its readiness to protect freedom of speech, the Roberts Court yesterday struck down a campaign-finance regulation that limited the total amount that an individual may donate to political candidates, thereby nixing a rule that had been in effect for more than 40 years. The plaintiff in the case was one Shaun McCutcheon, a conservative businessman from Alabama who argued that limits on his aggregate spending represented a violation of his constitutional right to free expression. The court agreed, 54.
If the Citizens United case serves as any indication, the word McCutcheon will soon be hurled liberally around the political scene by critics and champions alike a three-syllable shortcut for all that is held to sustain or to ail the republic. Such, it seems, is the questionable fate of those who seek to provoke legal precedent. But, in a more just world, another name would share the burden: that of Mitch McConnell, the minority leader in the U.S. Senate and a tireless crusader against laws that would restrict what citizens may do with their property and energy come election time.
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So the proven-RINO, EXEMPT McConnell diligently
protects money going to ... himself.
By contrast, the EXEMPT RINO never protects Americans,
nor raped murdered Ambassadors.
Unfortunately when 78 year old Justice Scalia leaves the Court the left will use all of its political and media muscle to ensure a progressive fills the vacancy. If a Democrat is President, the Republicans in the Senate will go along just as almost all voted for Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
If a Republican is President, he/she will likely appoint a David Souter to the court (like George H.W. Bush) to avoid a fight. Should a Republican appoint anyone professing a belief in original intent the ensuing firestorm will make the Bork and Thomas confirmation hearings will look like church prayer meetings.
As soon as one conservative vote switches to a progressive, all of the recent 5-4 rulings supporting Constitutional government will be challenged and overturned.
Say whatever else you will about McConnell, but he did fight hard against the campaign finance reform law that “conservative” George W. Bush signed.
But, but, I thought Team Obama said it was “settled law”.
If the USSC is to be consistent, they have NO OTHER CHOICE than to say "Corporations are People" who have the right under the First Amendment to practice their religion without interference from the Government.
If they DO NOT rule consistently here, the USSC is corrupt.
This is a very good article that explains the decision.
One (bleeping) vote is all it takes...........
....and our rights—ANY RIGHTS—are history.
To me ist sounds less like concern about protecting freedom of speech and more about protecting campaign contributions from the well heeled to the incumbents.
If they DO NOT rule consistently here, IT IS FURTHER EVIDENCE THAT the USSC is corrupt.
There, fixed it for you.
McConnells Triumph The Court vindicates freedom of speech.
Excuse me - but how does passing the buck to the Court turn into a victory for McConnell?
It seems to me that Congress is allowing the Courts to make all the hard decisions so they do not have to choose a side.
The Demonic-rats love this: as they take over more and more Courts they bend all decisions (past and present) to their will.
Not gonna,Thank you, great article.
National Review has gone ALL IN for RINOs this year. Pimping McConnell, jiving for JEB. I get “the most electable” argument, but they have gone beyond that.
Correct - McConnell has been right on this issue for 2 decades while party leaders like McCain & GWB have failed us. Campaign finance laws are usually about controlling political speech that big government proponents and insiders don’t like.
And john McCain co-sponsored