I never cease to be amazed how those that should be educated and informed don’t grasp this simple concept. The Supreme Court nullified a flawed law; they did their job perfectly.
It was Congress that wrote and passed the flawed law to begin with, and it has been Congress that should have got off the dime to initiate a new law sans defect. Maybe Congress wanted this outcome all along, after all, they benefit from this stasis not only in their campaigns, but by not being held accountable.
With voters misinformed (in and by this article and commentary like it) the folks who need their feet held to the fire escape unscathed, and the people who catch the blame don’t deserve it. That’s wrong!
Where were you when the class on “U.S. Government” and its three branches was being held?
Editor’s Note: The U.S. Supreme Court in Citizen’s United v. Federal Election Commission overturned portions of the 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act that limited corporate contributions to campaigns — also known as McCain Feingold, which was the result of Sen. John McCain’s long crusade to enact campaign finance reform. The law prohibited corporations and unions from using general treasury money to fund “electioneering communications” within 30 days of a primary or 60 days of a general election. The court concluded corporations have the same free-speech rights as individuals, which makes problematic any congressional effort to limit election spending or even compel disclosures by unions and corporations.