Campaign Finance: Next Stop: The Courts

In the battle over campaign-finance reform, Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell--the reform bill's chief opponent--has long been cast as a villain by the media. And when a media villain needs a lawyer, who better than Ken Starr? Just 24 hours after the bill finally passed, McConnell introduced a legal dream team led by the former special counsel. It will ask the Supreme Court to kill the new law. Senators John McCain and Russ Feingold always knew this would happen if their bill passed. The congressional fight was just a prelude to the main event: asking nine Justices to decide how extensively campaign...

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