Friday Feedback: Supreme Court to Block Fair Election Efforts?

istock_000001483014xsmall.jpgFridays the LA Progressive features a comment that was particularly noteworthy. This week we are featuring a comment submitted by John Moffett commenting on “Sign Up for Mike’s Challenge,” by Linda Milazzo.

Here’s John’s comment:

Thanks Linda, and it’s true, until we get the money out of elections and politics, the system will be run by corporate lobbyists. But even if FENA passes, which seems like a long shot, the Supreme Court is poised to strike down all campaign finance limits, or at least a large swath of them.

Not only do I expect Chief Justice Roberts to break his promise to the American people and legislate from the bench by overturning McCain-Feingold, but I expect him to work with the other conservatives on the court to overturn any laws that Congress passes in this area.

But if Mike gets his way, and the American people awaken and demand fair, public elections, then maybe the pressure on Congress and the Court will win the day. But its going to take a lot of awakening and action for that to happen.

Published by the LA Progressive on October 16, 2009
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