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John Paul Stevens: Supreme Court Took ‘Giant Step In Wrong Direction’

“I think that’s an incorrect view of the law myself, but I do think there’s a consistency between that opinion and what went before.”
John Paul Stevens: Supreme Court Took ‘Giant Step In Wrong Direction’
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Via Liberaland:

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens says the court has gone the wrong way in a string of rulings related to campaign financing. He spoke to Adam Liptak of the New York Times.

“The voter is less important than the man who provides money to the candidate,” he said. “It’s really wrong.”

He talked about what he called a telling flaw in the opening sentence of last month’s big campaign finance ruling. He filled in some new details about the behind-the-scenes maneuvering that led to the Citizens United decision. And he called for a constitutional amendment to address what he said was t...

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