In McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 that money is speech, so the Constitution means rich guys can shout loud and long enough to drown out their political opponents. Why wouldn’t the Roberts Court justices claim money is speech? After all, they ruled that corporations are people.
“Supreme Court Strikes Down Overall Political Donation Cap,” Adam Liptak, New York Times
“Supreme court strikes down cap on overall campaign contributions,” Dan Roberts, The Guardian
Supreme Court Defends Wealthy’s Right to Own Government,” Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker