Friday, January 22, 2010
Supreme Court decision on campaign finance
People are getting all worked up about this decision, I don't know why. This was the only decision that this court could have make. It is a good thing that they are not activist because I hate to think how much further they would have gone. The question was whether you have to reveal donors to a political action committee. The court said that you didn't and they went way beyond that. They essentially overturned all campaign laws going back to 1905. No judicial activism here. It really didn't matter anyway because the wealthy and corporations have been operating around existing law for years, look at WMC. So, unlike so many other laws that are constantly broken the court ruled that the law no longer applies. Now you should be able to run out in the open as for example the Miller Lite candidate for Governor. What a brave new world. If Bob LaFollette were alive he would be taking to the streets.