How the Supreme Court Blowtorched Democracy and What You Can Do About It

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Author(s) The Nation editorial board
Source The Nation
Date April 8, 2014
Quotes-start.png The think tank Demos calculates that if McCutcheon had been handed down in 2012, the 1,219 biggest donors that year could have given more than the amount 4 million small donors gave to the Obama and Romney campaigns. The Court will now allow the 1 percent to buy even more access to elected officials—more than ordinary voters and small donors can ever dream of. The weakening of campaign finance laws tracks with the widening income gap, as the wealthiest have secured policies—from lower taxes to deregulation—to enrich themselves at the expense of everyone else. Quotes-end.png

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This item argues against the position Supreme Court voted correctly on the topic McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.