With ‘McCutcheon’ Ruling, An Activist Court Opts for Full-On Plutocracy

April 2, 2014 | | The Nation |

Any doubts about the determination of an activist United States Supreme Court to rewrite election rules so that the dollar matters more than the vote were removed Wednesday, when McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission was decided in favor of the dollar. [...]

The think-tank Demos says the high court's ruling has "overturned nearly forty years of campaign finance law," which is certainly true. But the court has done much more than that. By going to the next extreme when it comes to questions of money in politics, the justices who make up the court's activist majority have opted for full-on plutocracy—and it is unimaginable that this week's ruling will be the last assault by the justices who make up that majority upon the underpinnings of democracy.

Read the Demos/US PIRG report: McCutcheon Money: The Projected Impact of Striking Aggregate Contribution Limits