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The rising tide of dark money is bad news for our democracy and society, and ought to be a bipartisan concern.
What you might have missed among the ensuing McCutcheon hub-bub is that the Supreme Court actually left one part of campaign finance law alone.
There should be a uniform federal rule requiring transparency for political spending by companies — the type of rule the Supreme Court endorsed in McCutcheon and Citizens United.
Despite skyrocketing campaign spending, no one’s sure all that effort really works.
The McCutcheon ruling demonstrates an almost willful failure of the Court’s majority to comprehend the challenges associated with administering and enforcing campaign finance laws.
The Court's recent ruling means more special interest money and corruption will likely flood state politics, with average voters left even further behind.
Since 2005, the Supreme Court has slowly dismantled campaign finance regulations, and things could get even worse in years to come.
American democracy is trapped in a sealed box built by the Supreme Court, and as the Court’s recent decision demonstrates, five justices are slowly but surely pumping the air out of the box.
The 5-4 ruling elevates wealthy donors who can afford to buy influence over 99.99 percent of Americans, who have an equal right to representation.
The Supreme Court's ruling could allow big donors to give more money to directly benefit candidates, ensuring they have special access and influence after the election is over.