Many of my good readers are aware that Justice Alito shook his head and quietly said, “Not true” when Obama accused the Supreme Court of opening the door to election campaign contributions from foreign corporations.
Alito is right (And he should know!). As Law Professor Bradley A. Smith points out, the Citizens United ruling in question did not affect the prohibition against foreign nationals and foreign corporations from making U. S. political campaign contributions. He concludes that Obama’s smear “is either blithering ignorance of the law, or demagoguery of the worst kind.”
There is a time and a place to confront the Supreme Court. But I heartily agree that to tell a big lie about them to their faces in a State of the Union address, no less, is out of bounds.
MORE: Prof. Bradley goes into more detail on the relevant law.
STILL MORE: Obama owes the Supreme Court an apology.