Fred Wertheimer for SCOTUSblog on McCutcheon & the Supreme Court

Symposium: The Supreme Court and the McCutcheon decision The Supreme Court majority in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission has continued on its step-by-step path to destroy the nation’s campaign finance laws. The Court in McCutcheon overturned forty years of national policy and thirty-eight years of judicial precedent to strike down the overall limits on the total contributions an individual …

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NYTimes Editorial: “Suing the I.R.S. Back to Basics”

The New York Times Suing the I.R.S. Back to Basics By: the Editorial Board The ease with which big-money donors are able to influence the nation’s politics is nowhere better illustrated than by the charade that gives tax exemptions to obviously partisan political groups posing as “social welfare” organizations. Representative Chris Van Hollen, a Maryland …

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LA Times: “Campaign donations on trial”

The Los Angeles Times Campaign donations on trial The Supreme Court’s decision to consider ending ‘aggregate’ limits on political contributions is ominous. By: Editorial Board– The Supreme Court long ago established that Americans have a 1st Amendment right to spend unlimited amounts on behalf of a political candidate as long as the money is spent …

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The Washington Post: “McCutcheon case could give Citizens United a run for its money in Supreme Court”

The Washington Post McCutcheon case could give Citizens United a run for its money in Supreme Court By T.W. Farnam– McCutcheon could be the new Citizens United.The Supreme Court’s decision Tuesday to hear a campaign finance case, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, in its next term gives the justices a chance to continue their dismantling …

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SCOTUS Blog: “Campaign Donation Issue Reopened”

SCOTUS Blog Campaign donation issue reopened Lyle Denniston– Giving itself the option of changing its mind on government power to limit campaign contributions, the Supreme Court on Tuesday set the stage for review of the constitutionality of a specific donation ceiling set by federal law, but a larger issue looms in the background   Since the Court’s …

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