Friday, January 22, 2010


I'm trying to understand more fully about what this latest Supreme Court decision means. It's another case of the same facts leading to completely diametrical conclusions:
From the NY Times:
"With a single, disastrous 5-to-4 ruling, the Supreme Court has thrust politics back to the robber-baron era of the 19th century. Disingenuously waving the flag of the First Amendment, the court’s conservative majority has paved the way for corporations to use their vast treasuries to overwhelm elections and intimidate elected officials into doing their bidding. Congress must act immediately to limit the damage of this radical decision, which strikes at the heart of democracy."
But, then from "":
"The Supreme Court today issued a decision (pdf) that may, in the long run, be an even bigger victory for individual freedom and defeat for government power than Scott Brown's victory in the Massachusetts U.S. Senate election."
I'll have to keep reading to understand this more fully. Comments would be appreciated.

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