Reason 5,375 to support Bush's SC nominations.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005
The Club For Growth is being sued by the FEC on the grounds that they were guilty of "express advocacy" for a candidate.

The campaign finance laws drafted by John McCain and Russ Feingold were upheld by the Supreme Court in 2003 in a 5-4 decision. Justice O'Connor joined with the liberal members of the court to produce the five member majority. Her replacement will be crucial in the outcome of this case.


Knucklehead said...


I tried to make the point, responding to Markus in a thread at Roger's Place, that there are issues citizens should be concerned with other than "abortion" when it comes to the SCOTUS appointees.

Emminent Domain is the example I selected. McCain-Feingold is a better example.

flenser said...

I imagine markus would be quite happy with the government controling the political campaign process so as to ensure that the "correct" outcome is arrived at.

vnjagvet said...

Allowing the people to express themselves is soooooo messy.

Now the FEC is attacking 527's to 'close the loophole', I suppose. I shudder to think what would have happened the last election without 527s.

flenser said...

As the Club for Growth notes in the article, it is striking that the FEC did not go after any of the lefty 527 groups, which were basically extensions of the Democratic party and even shared office space and staff with them in some cases.