Home COLUMNS FROM OUR GUESTS Charlie Pierce: The Supreme Court Has Deformed Our Politics at Every Level

Charlie Pierce: The Supreme Court Has Deformed Our Politics at Every Level

0
Charlie Pierce: The Supreme Court Has Deformed Our Politics at Every Level
Charlie Pierce Esquire

Over the weekend, Heidi Przybyla of Politico blew a very loud whistle on the cozy relationship between Federalist Society puppetmaster Leonard Leo, crackpot political activist Ginni Thomas, and the carefully manufactured conservative majority on the Supreme Court of the United States in the person of Ginni’s husband, Justice Clarence Thomas. The initial revelation lies right there in the very first anecdote in the story. It all comes back to Citizens United v. FEC, the egregious 2010 decision that legalized political influence-peddling and protected the free speech rights of bagmen and their customers. Turns out that Leo and Thomas knew enough about what was coming down from the bench to get a well-financed operation up and running in advance of the eventual decision.

Read the rest of Charlie Pierce’s piece at Esquire Politics