Justices Want Supreme Court to Hear Montana Challenge to Citizens United
The Washington Post is reporting that two justices are suggesting that the Supreme Court reconsider the Citizens United decision. Justice Ginsberg wrote:
“Montana’s experience, and experience elsewhere since this court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, make it exceedingly difficult to maintain that independent expenditures by corporations ‘do not give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption,’ ”
Of course, the article points out that the Supreme Court will not necessarily hear Montana’s case. Even if it does, recall that Alito and Roberts were installed by Bush to ensure that corporations take firmer control of this country. Montana’s is the first challenge to Citizens United.
Anti-Women Congressmen Become (Even More) of a National Joke
This weekend former Saturday Night Live cast member Amy Poehler made a guest appearance on Weekend Update with Seth Meyers for a new segment of “Really!?! With Seth and Amy.” The comedians took on the current war on women raging in Congress, starting with last week’s one-sided congressional committee on birth control that included no women. Here’s the clip:
Rehberg Stunt Backfires
After the fit Rehberg threw over out of state money, it was revealed this weekend that he had actually taken a higher percentage of it. To be sure, Rehberg has had trouble raising money overall. People are now starting to pay closer attention to the election. And, it seems the more one knows about Congressman Dennis Rehberg, the less one wants to support his re-election campaign. The Tester campaign’s fundraising advantage is certainly due, in part, to national interest in keeping the Senate from further degrading into the circus that the TEA Party Republican-controlled U.S. House has become.