As Independence Day approaches, I’m disheartened by two recent Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decisions. Both were split decisions on how certain laws will be applied. (I’ll save Thursday’s healthcare decision another time.) First up, the court’s refusal to reconsider what I believe is one of its worst decisions ever -- Citizens United. The 2010 ruling held that Citizens United, a conservative non-profit group, should have had the First Amendment right to spend however much money it wanted back in 2008 to have an anti-Hillary Clinton film air during prime time TV within a previously prohibited amount of time right before the 2008 Democratic Primary.
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