Yet another reminder of the importance of judicial appointments:
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a major campaign finance decision, striking down some limits on federal campaign contributions for the first time. The ruling, issued near the start of a campaign season, will change and most likely increase the already large role money plays in American politics.
The decision, by a 5-to-4 vote along ideological lines, with the Court’s more conservative justices in the majority, was a sequel of sorts to Citizens United, the 2010 decision that struck down limits on independent campaign spending by corporations and unions.Republicans have done everything in their power to stack the federal judiciary with right-wing, corporatist judges. We continue to see the negative results for ordinary citizens, and the positive results for the rich and connected.
It is vital for Democrats to hold the Senate in 2014 and for the obstructionist tactics employed by Republicans to go the way of all flesh.