Politics & Government

January 21, 2010 5:20 PM

Who's activist now? In election spending case, conservatives

The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision Thursday to lift long-standing limits on corporate campaign spending exposes how the court's stark ideological divide is stronger than Chief Justice John G. Roberts' stated fealty to precedence and consensus building. It's a markedly activist decision, going well beyond what the justices were asked to do.

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