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Citizens United v. FEC [Jan. 21st, 2010|11:45 am]
mojrim
Holy. Fucking. Shit.
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[User Picture]From: coffeehouse
2010-01-21 08:28 pm (UTC)
We are doomed.
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[User Picture]From: pseudogoth23
2010-01-21 08:38 pm (UTC)
Well, we can now LITERALLY have the Senator from Standard Oil, Boeing and so on.
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[User Picture]From: sarmonster
2010-01-21 09:04 pm (UTC)
Sonofabitch.
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[User Picture]From: mojrim
2010-01-22 01:49 am (UTC)
What really blows my mind on all this is that the Court was asked, and widely expected, to make a fairly narrow ruling on the status of CU under McCain-Feingold (which law I have always found somewhat troubling) . Instead we get the destruction of 102 years of federal campaign finance law. I will curb stomp the next neocon fuck that complains about "judicial overreach."
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[User Picture]From: kneil_bob
2010-01-26 07:00 am (UTC)
So what? It's not like it was hard to buy a congress critter last week. Take half a look the latest health bills (RIP) and tell me Congress and the President are not owned by big biz & big labor. That goes double the various stimuli and bailouts.

I say worse case status quo, with any luck some churn. Every campaign finance law I can think of apears to have one goal, protect incumbants.

I just hope The Court has a little activism left for McDonald. Let's see if they can't roll 2A law back a mere 52 years. Although I'd settle for 24 years.
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