The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overrule a Montana campaign finance law is likely to boost the rise of super PACs in Kentucky.
“All this opinion does is affirm that Citizens United is the law, the court meant what it said. And that the individual facts or justifications from the states don’t change the fact that the First Amendment protects independent political speech,” says attorney Eric Lycan.
I am disappointed in today's ruling by the Supreme Court that effectively denies states the right to limit unfettered corporate involvement in the state political process. States have a significant interest in preventing corruption in the political process and to accomplish this, states must be able to enforce their own laws setting limits on campaign expenditures. The court's decision to overturn the Montana Supreme Court without even holding arguments is a setback to all of us who seek greater transparency and accountability in our government.