Saturday, January 21, 2012

Scalia On Citizens United: If You Don't Like The Ads, Turn Off The TV

This is not a judge who should be on the bench. Not the kind of attitude you would expect from a Supreme Court justice. It is why we need a Constitutional amendment to overturn 'Citizens United' and 'Buckley vs. Vallejo':

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia weighed in Saturday on the landmark Citizens United ruling and offered little sympathy for the current barrage of political ads pounding the airwaves in South Carolina.

The Associated Press reports:

Scalia was asked about the decision during a presentation before the South Carolina Bar on Saturday, exactly two years after the court handed down the 5-4 decision in the case that led to the rise of Super PACs. They are outside groups affiliated with candidates that can take in unlimited contributions as long as they don't directly coordinate with the candidate.

    "I don't care who is doing the speech – the more the merrier," Scalia said. "People are not stupid. If they don't like it, they'll shut it off."
Source: Huffington Post

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