My piece for the American Constitution Society reviews the state of play with McCutcheon v. FEC, the “latest wrecking ball flailing around in the rubble of America’s election and campaign finance laws.”
The Supreme Court heard argument in the case this week (October 8), where “Justice Antonin Scalia bluntly argued that the Court did not need facts,” as Lyle Dennison at Scotusblog pointed out.
We can expect a decision in a few months. As usual, Scotusblog has a lot of links to the briefs and background in one place.
About Jeff Clements
Jeff serves as President of American Promise, a nonpartisan national movement to reform and renew America's political system to combat corruption and secure freedom and equal opportunity for all Americans. He has practiced law for three decades in public service and in a private firm, and is the author of Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy From Big Money & Global Corporations. He is also the founder of Whaleback Partners LLC, which provides sustainable financing to businesses in the local agriculture economy. Twitter: https://twitter.com/ClementsJeff LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-clements/