supreme court http://aspenpublicradio.org en Campaign Finance Post-McCutcheon http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/campaign-finance-post-mccutcheon <p> The April 2 five-four decision of the United States Supreme Court on campaign finance in <em>McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission </em>has elicited the predictable polar opposite reactions from commentators.&nbsp; The decision has been hailed by many as reinforcing the fundamental Constitutional right of free speech and strengthening the role of the parties in the political process.&nbsp; Conversely, the decision has been vilified in some quarters as giving the wealthy a larger voice in politics than they may already have to the detriment, it is said, of the general public.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:54:18 +0000 Frieda Wallison 17579 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Campaign Finance Post-McCutcheon Supreme Court rulings bolster fight for same-sex marriage http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/supreme-court-rulings-bolster-fight-same-sex-marriage <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Wednesday (6-26-13), the US Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act... a section that had denied certain federal benefits to same sex couples. The court said that language unconstitutionally discriminated against gays and lesbians. And the decision prompted strong reactions closer to home. Aspen Public Radio’s Rebecca Kruth reports.</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Aspen’s gay community is celebrating after yesterday’s landmark Supreme Court ruling.</span></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:07:53 +0000 Rebecca Kruth 3605 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Supreme Court rulings bolster fight for same-sex marriage