Friday, April 25, 2008
Here's the Register's editorial on the case the Supreme Court heard this week regarding the "millionaire's amendment" to the McCain-Feingold campaign-finance deforem law. Its very convolutedness is an argument against the entire law, which basically restricts how much money people can donate to political candidates. (I can't see donating to any politician but I think others should be free to do so.) Because of prior court decisions Congress couldn't prevent wealthy candidates from spending as much of their own money as they want on their own races, so it tripled the donation limits for their opponentsin an effort to level the playing field. The high court in the past has said that isn't a good enough reason for spending laws. We'll see how it handles this one.