Llewellyn Boyle: In light of ruling, does democracy have a chance?

April 9, 2014 

In last week’s McCutcheon decision, the five conservative justices of the U.S. Supreme Court (John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas) significantly increased the influence of money in politics. Apparently, the Citizens United case hasn’t corrupted the electoral process enough.

Sadly, these justices continue the nonsense of defining corporations as “people” and money as “speech.” And while oligarchs and plutocrats take a victory lap, the rest of us are left to wonder if democracy still has a chance in America.

LLEWELLYN BOYLE

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