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  • OMG! Justice Stephen Breyer explains his use of the Tweeter; c vid b lo

     
    Twitter is what Stephen Breyer means, but he's cautious about any judge publicizing himself or herself in any such media....
  • Court strikes political donor caps

    Court strikes political donor caps
    A divided Supreme Court has struck down aggregate limits on how much money wealthy donors may spend on elections, a decision that could pour vast sums of new cash into the nation's increasingly expensive system of campaign finance. The 5-4 ruling...
  • Supreme Court guts efforts to reform politics

    Supreme Court guts efforts to reform politics
    It was four decades ago, after the Watergate scandal, that Congress passed a landmark set of campaign-finance reforms to help restore public faith in government and reduce the risk of more corruption. Too bad the U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority...
  • Charles Keating scandal proves Supreme Court is dead wrong on money

    What a fantastically ironic coincidence that on the same day the Supreme Court struck down a law limiting campaign contributions because money does not automatically corrupt politicians, we received news of the death of Charles Keating, the very poster...
  • High court tilts politics toward fat cats: Editorial

    High court tilts politics toward fat cats: Editorial
    It was four decades ago, after the Watergate scandal, that Congress passed a landmark set of campaign-finance reforms to help restore public faith in government and reduce the risk of more corruption. Too bad the U.S. Supreme Court's conservative majority...
  • RedBlueAmerica: Did the Supreme Court 'open the floodgates' for unlimited campaign contributions?

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled 5-4 that a cap on the total amount of money donors can give to political campaigns so-called "aggregate contribution limits" are unconstitutional. Such limits, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the majority in...
  • Campaign finance reform takes a new hit from Supreme Court

    The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Thursday, April 3: The rich get richer, and the rich get more latitude to pour more of their money into American elections. That's the effective outcome of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision...
  • Really, justices? Even more money in politics?

    On Wednesday, conservatives on the U.S. Supreme Court continued their project of undermining reasonable attempts by Congress to limit the corrupting influence of money in election campaigns. The same 5-4 majority that lifted limits on corporate...
  • High court ruling opens door for robot presidents

     High court ruling opens door for robot presidents
    Ever wondered what it would be like if our nation was ruled by a robotic oligarch? I have. It's all spelled out in my unoptioned screenplay, "Robot-Prez: Is the Office Oval ... or Evil?" While that's a fictional work of fiction, we might be seeing...
  • Lifting a campaign finance limit

    The U.S. Supreme Court decision Wednesday striking down limits on total campaign contributions by individuals elicited strong disapproval from a host of Democrats and liberals, as well as from good-government groups. President Barack Obama, a spokesman...
  • Supreme Court ruling on campaign contributions: More clout for the rich

    Supreme Court ruling on campaign contributions: More clout for the rich
    WASHINGTON — The wealthiest 1% of Americans will likely play an even larger role in elections following the Supreme Court decision Wednesday that freed rich donors to give as much as $3.5 million per election to the array of candidates running for...