Why Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission should not be ignored

JohnRoberts_3Yes, this week’s most important political event, well the one getting the most coverage, is Obama’s healthcare speech tonight. 

But, E.J. Dionne makes the convincing case that the Supreme Court’s decision to hear arguments a second time for the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission is truly the more important of the two events. 

“Even the word “radical” does not capture the extent to which the justices could turn our political system upside down. Will it use a case originally brought on a narrow issue to bring our politics back to the corruption of the Gilded Age?,” he writes

If you thought politics were corrupt before, with corporations weilding too much influence in the American political arena, the Roberts Court has a chance to really open the flood gates and let corporations run wild.  Scary indeed.

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