USSC Associate Justice Scalia: Big Money Protector or Court Jester
The headlines got my attention since I have battled this issue for decades:
the Supreme Court gives the GOP what it is asking for in the case of Shaun McCutcheon is a businessman and also a plaintiff in the case, along with the RNC. The basic question is whether two limits on how much money wealthy individuals can give to parties and candidates will survive contact with the conservative
Justice John Roberts Court.
Current law limits the amount rich donors can give to individual candidates (currently, $2,600) as well as the amount that they can give to party organizations. Additionally, the law also limits how much the wealthy can giveto all candidates and to all party groups.
Presently, these limits are — for a total cap of $123,200. McCutcheon and the RNC challenge these final two caps. So they want people who have already given more than a hundred thousand dollars to Republican candidates and to GOP groups to be allowed to donate even more.
Summary: If the Court goes 5-4 (Citizens United, Part II) then this money laundering scheme will almost certainly be legal.
Imagine the fallout. So, who wins and who loses? Big money and the American public.