Magazine February 22, 2010, Issue

‘Not True’

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy speaks with Justice John Paul Stevens in Washington, D.C., September 29, 2009. (Jim Young/Reuters)
With its Citizens United decision, the Supreme Court struck a blow for free speech

From all of the uproar surrounding the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, you would think that an activist Court had excised the Bill of Rights from the Constitution. New York senator Charles Schumer said that the Court had “predetermined the winners of next Novem­ber’s election. It won’t be the Republican or the Democrats and it won’t be the American people; it will be Corporate America.” The New York Times editorialized that the Court had “thrust politics back to the robber-baron era of the 19th century.” Never one to shy away from hyperbole, MSNBC’s Keith

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