Bench Memos

Responsibility in the Court

The Court finally took the issue of whether the Constitution protected independent spending by corporations head on.  Good for the Justices.  Notwithstanding the fact that this ban has been in federal law since the 1940s, and lived on with a wave to past court decisions that paid insufficient attention to the constitutional rights being burdened, the Court stepped up.  NO doubt some will call this activism.  I think it was the responsible course to take.

Allison R. Hayward — Nina Owcharenko is a senior policy analyst for health care at the Heritage Foundation's Center for Health Policy Studies.