Justice Kennedy, the author of the Court’s opinion.
Thanks to the Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizen’s United case, we can look forward to the ugliest election in recent history. By interpreting the First Amendment through a convoluted argument, the court has decided that money equals speech.
How did the court decide that allowing unlimited and unsourced money to be spent on behalf of candidates will be a good thing?
We’ve seen a preview of the law’s effect in the Iowa Republican primary race, but I believe the Presidential race will be even worse. I shudder to think what the anti-Obama ads will be like.
The net effect of the law will be to reduce the public’s esteem for politicians and our government to an all-time low.