From the Daily Beast:
Nancy Pelosi’s Democrats are furious over the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling Tuesday in a Montana case, but Obama declined to comment. Eleanor Clift on why campaign finance has so little political resonance.
In a 5-4 ruling, with all five Republican-appointed justices voting together, the court knocked down a Montana law that would have kept in place long-standing limits in the rural state on political contributions.
Monday’s decision dashed hopes that the court might be willing to reconsider its ruling in the 2010 Citizens United case, which opened the door to unlimited and undisclosed sums of money from outside interests and an array of nonprofit, tax-exempt “social welfare” organizations with thinly concealed ties to the candidates and the two major parties.
Montana’s Democratic governor, Brian Schweitzer, denounced the court for imposing its will on his state, telling MSNBC that “now we have to accept dirty, secret, corporate, and even foreign money.”