REP LIEU STATEMENT ON SCOTUS DECLINING TO HEAR CASE AGAINST SUPER PAC SPENDING
WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court declined to review a suit brought by Rep. Lieu and other elected officials seeking to address unlimited spending by Super PACs. In 2010, a D.C. Circuit court ruling enabled the unlimited Super PAC spending we see today and Rep. Lieu's lawsuit sought to remediate that decision.
"I'm extremely disappointed that the Supreme Court chose not to hear our case in favor of overturning a lower court's 2010 SpeechNow.Org v. Federal Election Commission decision. Allowing this decision to stand means individuals and corporations will continue to have the ability to spend unlimited amounts of money to influence elections through Super PACs. It dilutes the voices of average Americans in favor of big-money interests. That said, the fight isn't over - I will continue to look for legal and legislative solutions to address this serious issue."