Long-simmering resentment between the conservative Supreme Court and the Democratic Congress and White House approached a boil Wednesday, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid criticized Chief Justice John Roberts and his fellow conservatives for striking down limits on corporate political spending.
"Do you think John Roberts knows or cares how people get elected?" the Nevada Democrat said at a meeting of liberal bloggers. With all nine justices having been drawn from the lower courts, the Supreme Court lacks understanding of the practical impact of its decisions, Mr. Reid said, according to the Web site Huffington Post.
A spokesman for Mr. Reid, Jim Manley, confirmed the remarks and added that the majority leader strongly backed President Barack Obama's push for legislation requiring corporations to disclose their political spending and imposing other regulations.
The Supreme Court ruled in January that portions of the 2002 McCain-Feingold campaign-finance law, along with related federal and state laws limiting corporate and union political expenditures, violated free-speech rights. The court's liberals dissented in the 5-4 vote.
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