An explanation is in order.
At the end of last week the RNC filed a lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission, saying that the limits on individual and group donations are unconstitutional. This would be another big victory for speech advocates if it were to succeed, following the landmark Citizens United decision.
Mitch McConnell comfortably defeated Matt Bevin this week in the Senate GOP nomination primary in Kentucky. The Associated Press put it in an odd way, however, when they wrote about the role of money.
The Supreme Court today handed down their decision in <i>McCutcheon v. FEC</i>, and the 5-4 decision carried by the Court's conservative justices has overturned the aggregate limits on campaign contributions to political candidates.
Remind me who it is again that is all chummy with the big banks…
Once leery about the supposed evils of unlimited campaign cash, liberals are now embracing a larger view of money's role in politics.
Ken Cuccinelli lost a winnable race in Virginia for the governorship this month against Terry McAuliffe, a national-profile Democrat whose primary political skill was fundraising.
The SCOTUS is opening despite the shutdown, and they have some major cases already set with the potential for more overturns of precedent down the line. Issues coming up include: campaign finance, religious freedom, affirmative action, abortion protests, and more.