Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Right-wing judge blocks Kentucky campaign finance law

Wanna hear a really dumb argument? The Goldwater Institute, a far-right think tank, said Kentucky's ban on corporations donating to political campaigns violated corporations' "rights" to equal protection under the law.

That claim is downright guffawable. Corporations are not supposed to have rights.

Despite this, U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove - a George W. Bush appointee who was once chief legal counsel for far-right hack Rep. Ron Lewis - has blocked Kentucky's ban on corporate political contributions.

Gee, isn't it nice to know that big corporations won't be so oppressed by Kentucky law anymore?

This is the same judge who ordered Kentucky to use taxpayer money to subsidize a creationist amusement park run by the Answers in Genesis cult - even though Answers in Genesis refuses to obey antidiscrimination laws in hiring park workers.

(Source: http://www.kentucky.com/latest-news/article69324697.html)