McCutcheon: Citizens United on Steroids

SCOTUS is at it again, taking a case —McCutcheon v. Federal Elections Commission— in which the plaintiff argues that the overall limits on the total amount a person can give directly to candidates, PACs, and parties in an election cycle are unconstitutional.

As People For the American Way observes,

the Court’s ultraconservative five-justice majority could take steps to seriously undermine democratic principles and open the door for more big money in elections.

An unusual aspect of the case, pointed out in an Atlantic blog posting,  is that an amicus brief filed by Lawrence Lessig is the first Supreme Court filing predicated on a Tumblr.

About Hamilton Richards

I retired in 2006 as a Senior Lecturer in Computer Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. These days I volunteer technical support for Citizens' Climate Lobby (Austin chapter), Common Ground for Texans, (, Integrity Texas (, and several friends.
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