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Supreme Court Strikes Down Limits on Individual Free Speech Contributions

April 2nd, 2014 - 8:50 am

One of the most interesting aspects of the case is the role of lawyer Dan Backer. Backer is the driving force behind the decision.  He went out and sought plaintiffs who could help strike down this law.  Backer represents an activist breed of conservative lawyer who borrows the tactics of offense from the left and seeks to alter the legal landscape and the future of the nation.  He was featured in USA Today last month:

The activist lawyer wants the digital currency bitcoin accepted as campaign contributions. He wants donors to Tea Party-affiliated political action committees to remain anonymous. And he recently helped launch a non-profit group to make it easier for disenchanted donors to demand contribution refunds from politicians.

Many of his far-fetched proposals have been rejected by federal regulators. But the 36-year-old conservative Republican could be on the brink of making election history — and his reputation — with a case the Supreme Court’s justices are deliberating.

Fred Wertheimer, president of the campaign-finance watchdog group Democracy 21, said Backer “seems to take the most extreme positions around and hope for the best.”

For his part, Backer sums up his record this way: “When you pick the hard fights, you don’t win as often.”

In a profession dominated by the risk adverse, Backer’s tactic of eternal offense stands out.  Today, he gets to bask in the glow of enormous success.

The left is already apoplectic about the decision today and are sending email blasts to conjure up a mob. From a Moveon.org email that just went out:

 We can’t vote Supreme Court justices out of office—but we can definitely make sure that they—and the media and politicians watching—know the people’s opinion in this case. That’s why MoveOn members are showing up TODAY with other progressives and allies at more than a 150 Rapid Response Rallies nationwide in reaction to the Supreme Court’s flawed decision.

“Can you join in at an event near Washington?”, Move On asks its supporters.

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Individual free speech is free to all; sounds American to me. To counter big money attempting to influence elections, the voter is obligated to understand the workings of our democratic republic, explore the many sides of issues, and select the best candidate according to the first two obligations. Oh, never mind. The best "Entertainment Tonight" candidate suits too many. Perhaps it is a saving grace that most people don't bother to vote!
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"Backer represents an activist breed of conservative lawyer who borrows the tactics of offense from the left and seeks to alter the legal landscape and the future of the nation."

Would be nice to have more of these. Backer and his ilk would seem to be the perfect type for office.
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One more day, and one more pathological seizure by the mortician of the senate, Harry Reid. This man must see the "Koch Brothers" walking around in the shadows of his bedroom at night. If your dearly departed wife, daughter, girlfriend, or for that matter either one of the sexes, was back in the embalming room, would you be comfortable with Harry the mortician back there alone with your loved one? And once again I must bring to the attention of all, that your hard earned dollars are confiscated by taxes to fund the life and times of Harry Reid and the other psychopaths running the show in D.C. God help us all.
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Wow. These numbers could easily change the outcome of most elections. We need to keep the pressure on to get our election processes changed to prevent this type of fraud. Elections must be fair and honest if the will of the people is to prevail. Well done to those who discovered this level of fraud.
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Wrong thread?
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" a 150 Rapid Response Rallies "

Macho Progs are just too cute for words.
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