Here’s a good infographics about the conservative U.S supreme court under chief justice John G Roberts. As may remember:
On june 25, 2012 the Supreme Court declined to revisit its Citizens United decision, the court summarily reversed a decision of the Montana Supreme Court that had upheld a state law limiting independent political spending by corporations. That decision, the United States Supreme Court said, was flatly at odds with Citizens United, which said the First Amendment allows corporations and unions to spend as much as they like to support or oppose political candidates. (Read more on the NYT)
Even though Roberts wrote the dissenting opinion and helped the Obamacare reform to be declared constitutional, his records show a different pattern.
TIMELINE OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAWS AND CITIZENS UNITED
We’ve been busy this weekend to come up with a comprehensive timeline showing the main landmark decisions from the Supreme Court about campaign finance laws. We’ve included the major key dates for the “Citizens United” decision leading to the rise of Super PACs and 501c4. Take a look at it here: www.moneyocracy-project.com/timeline
(Version française en cours de réalisation)
Citizens United is very often depicted as a problem for the liberals and not for the conservatives. Well actually the Supreme Court decision is a non-partisan issue, most Democrats are opposed to it but some Republicans can also see the danger of the Supreme Court decision, just like John McCain.
John McCain predicts “huge scandals” in wake of Citizens United
Campaign finance reformer John McCain had harsh words for the U.S. Supreme Court and their controversial 2010 ruling Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission at an event in D.C. this morning.
McCain was joined on the panel by former Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.), former GOP Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer, former FEC Chairman Michael Toner, Center for Competitive Politics president David Keating and others to discuss super PACs and the question of whether money corrupts lawmakers.
Read iWatch News reporter Michael Beckel’s full dispatch from the event here.