Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Disgusting Supreme Court decision

Well, I heard about this on NPR this morning as I drove to the Center. And then I found a Washington Post article entitled "5-4 Supreme Court Weakens Curbs on Pre-Election TV Ads". Here's part of what it says:

The Supreme Court yesterday substantially weakened restrictions on the kinds of television ads that corporations and unions can finance in the days before an election, providing special interest groups with the opportunity for a far more expansive role in the 2008 elections.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote the 5 to 4 decision, saying the McCain-Feingold campaign finance act's prohibition against the use of a candidate's name in such ads in the days before an election was an unconstitutional infringement on the groups' rights to advocate on issues.
"This is a big win for big money," League of Women Voters President Mary G. Wilson said in a statement. "Chief Justice Roberts has reopened the door to corruption."

It's enough to make a person VERY cynical.

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