Government advocates have watched with dismay as the Supreme Court has systematically dismantled campaign finance laws, all while making it harder for individual Americans to secure their right to vote. This pattern isn't just the result of the conservative justices' misreading of the Constitution.
Once upon a time, the United States Supreme Court recognized the difference between laws and regulations which burdened "discrete and insular minorities" and programs intended to help such groups overcome the effects of past discrimination.
It all started with the deep and profound utterance of Stuart Stevens, the brilliant lead strategist for Mitt Romney's hilarious 2012 presidential run, who remarked that Hillary has "been around since the '70s." At that point, the floodgates opened.