by Michael Krieger
From last year’s post: Kentucky Politician Files Lawsuit Claiming a First Amendment Right to Accept Bribes
The above story related to Kentucky. Today’s story zeroes in on Virginia. The key theme here is obvious, that the U.S. court system seems intent on making it easier and easier for the already widespread corruption endemic to American politics to grow further.
Jeffrey Toobin noted the following yesterday in the New Yorker:
The Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United marches like a zombie precedent, destroying all in its path. First the case turned the law of campaign finance into a useless corpse. Now it appears the law of political bribery is the next victim. Citizens United let rich people buy candidates; now they may be able to purchase office-holders, too.