Supreme Court Gets Contentious on Campaign Finance

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

"We've been regulating campaign contributions since 1907," The New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin reminds us at a time when it seems like many of the regulations may be overturned. The Supreme Court has had some flare ups recently over the string of cases brought in front of the court. With Justice Elena Kagan, the Court not only has the largest number of female Justices on board, but also a four to five weighting of Democrat versus Republican appointments. Although the court looks different, says Toobin, the rule of five still applies.

Jeffrey Toobin, staff writer for The New Yorker writes about the court's decision in the "Free Enterprise Club's Freedom Club Pac v. Bennett" case is in the magazine's upcoming edition.

Guests:

Jeffrey Toobin

Produced by:

Kateri A. Jochum

Comments [1]

Charles

Surely the producers of The Takeaway realize; that if your idea of one "expert" to expound upon the U.S. Supreme court is Jeffrey Toobin, and if your idea of a single "expert" to discuss health care reform is Theda Skocpol; and if your two program hosts are John Hockenberry and Celeste Headlee, then you have a pretty serious issue with insular left-wing bias.

I'm not suggesting that those voices be silenced, of course. Rather, I am suggesting that there is a kind of clueless arrogance at work when those are the ONLY voices offered, on a state-sponsored radio network.

Apr. 06 2011 12:23 PM

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