John Roberts Authors 6-3 SCOTUS Win Handed to Ted Cruz in Major Campaign Finance Case

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) just scored a major win with the Supreme Court.

“The question is whether this restriction violates the First Amendment rights of candidates and their campaigns to engage in political speech,” wrote Justice Roberts. “Any such law must be at least justified by a permissible interest,” he continued after saying that there is “no doubt” that the law does burden First amendment electoral speech.

He went on to say that the government has not been able to identify “quid pro quo” corruption. Senator Cruz apparently lent his own campaign $10,000 too much before his 2018 re-election. Cruz reportedly let a seemingly arbitrary 20-day deadline pass, wherein he could have still repaid his own loan back to himself so that he could bring the case up.

Cruz’s lawyers told the court: “no First Amendment right is more vital in our constitutional democracy than the freedom of a candidate to speak without legislative limit on behalf of his own candidacy.” The statement continued in part by determining in their view that the law “by substantially increasing the risk that any candidate loan will never be fully repaid — forces a candidate to think twice before making those loans in the first place.

This ruling partially tears down a bipartisan law put forth by the deceased former U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and a Democrat, Russ Feingold, a former Wisconsin U.S. Senator. There may be some on the right who don’t necessarily see this as a win, and some on the left who do.

It seems to us that the candidates with the most money going forward may be helped the most by this ruling, but time will only tell. Justice John Roberts wrote the supporting paper for the 6-3 decision that seemingly exposed left-wing justice’s biases.

Lately, Roberts has sided with the left-wing justices on many Supreme Court cases, questioning just how large of a margin conservatives actually had on the court. This time, however, he appeared to take the more traditional route.

The federal cap on politicians paying themselves back for the money they lent themselves was ruled unconstitutional essentially.

Ted Cruz, who apparently is a fan of The Eagles, recently spoke out about protesters intimidating Supreme Court justices’ at home. He posted clips from an Eagles concert on Twitter shortly after that. It’s clear that Senator Cruz doesn’t want Texas or the U.S. to become like the Hotel California.

See recent tweets:

“18 U.S.C. § 1507 But Merrick Garland and the corrupt Biden Department of Justice are nowhere to be found! They’re failing to enforce the law. More on the radicals picketing in front of the Justices’ homes in episode 124 of #Verdict with @michaeljknowles.

“Amazing….At the Eagles concert tonight in Houston, is there any better song—ever—than Desperado?”

Ted Cruz will be up for re-election in 2024 should he run again for his U.S. Senate seat.

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