You are here

2016-07

July 18, 2016
Our system of campaign finance is badly broken and is deforming our democracy. The problem is the Supreme Court, not the Constitution.
 
In a series of 5-4 rulings, Chief Justice John Roberts and his conservative colleagues have rewritten the constitutional guarantee of freedom of speech, insisting that money is speech, that corporations are an essential part of “We the People,” and that the government’s only legitimate interest in limiting election spending and giving is to prevent bribery.