Thursday, January 28, 2010

Obama didn't mention Emily's List

In the first court hearing since the Supreme Court ruling on campaign finance regulations, a federal appeals court seemed poised Wednesday to strike down additional limits on money in politics.

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia gave every indication it would make it easier for independent advocacy groups to raise money for use in campaigns for president and Congress.

. . . The entire appeals court heard the appeal of, a creation of the leader of the anti-tax group Club for Growth. Emily's List, a nonprofit that backs female Democratic candidates who support abortion rights, also has challenged the rules and won a ruling from a three-judge panel of the appeals court.

These court rulings are being spun as a conservative take down of campaign finance laws. Obama himself wagged his finger at the Supreme Court over campaign finance during the state of the union address.

Funny, but no one's mentioned that pro-feminist, pro-abortion, pro-Democratic Emily's List is a plaintiff.

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