Earlier this week, the Supreme Court handed another victory to conservatives, specifically by siding with Republican Senator Ted Cruz with regards to his direct challenge of a specific provision of the legislation governing federal campaign finance.
In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court justices were clearly divided along ideological lines when ultimately determining that a lesser known section of the federal campaign finance law does indeed violate the Constitution.
The Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of Cruz is especially crucial now, given that the campaign for the 2022 midterm elections has been deeply intensifying.
According to Chief Justice John Roberts, who was responsible for writing the conservative majority opinion determined by the Court, the provision called into question effectively “burdens core political speech.” More so, the provision also exists “without proper justification.”
This particular case could potentially be critical for certain candidates running for federal office, in particular individuals who desire to make sizable loans to their own campaigns.
However, the White House has declared that the vast majority of these types of loans tend to be under $250,000, which means that they will remain unaffected by the most recent Supreme Court ruling.
The ruling in favor of Cruz will result in a relatively benign outcome, given the furor that has unfolded across the nation in the wake of an unprecedented leak of Justice Samuel Alito’s draft regarding another case.
The draft indicates that the Supreme Court is likely to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which ushered in a new era of abortion legislation across multiple states.
By overturning Roe v. Wade, the Court will return the issue of abortion to the state level, rather than outright ban abortion, as many fierce critics have insisted in the wake of the leak. Despite this reality, radical activists across the nation has since erupted in furor, promising a “Summer of Rage” in response to the Supreme Court leak.
In contrast, the ruling in favor of Cruz has garnered relatively limited media attention.