The Supreme Court had a chance to reconsider their Citizens United decision in a Montana case about a century-old law limiting campaign spending by business. Did they? Of course not. Today they struck down the Montana law. So much for state's rights. And so much for the Roberts Court's credibility. Which James Fallows addressed this way in the Atlantic:
"Liberal democracies like ours depend on rules but also on norms -- on the assumption that you'll go so far, but no further, to advance your political ends. The norms imply some loyalty to the system as a whole that outweighs your immediate partisan interest. Not red states, nor blue states, but the United States of America. It was out of loyalty to the system that Al Gore stepped aside after Bush v. Gore. Norms have given the Supreme Court its unquestioned legitimacy. The Roberts majority is barreling ahead without regard for the norms, and it is taking the court's legitimacy with it."It's time to get behind Bernie Sanders' constitutional amendment. Until something changes, the sentiment on the sign has more to do with wishful thinking than reality.
The Roberts Court did more than kill a century-old state law, one that survived every other Supreme Court during that period, whether it had a liberal or conservative majority. This cynical and radical decision pretty much killed any last remaining vestige of respect for the Court itself