FSFP_James-NelsonSalon published today an interview with Justice James Nelson, former Justice of the Montana Supreme Court and Free Speech For People Board member, on the recent Supreme Court decision in Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar. Justice Nelson discusses the hypocrisy of the Supreme Court ruling in favor of upholding the integrity of the judiciary, while the Citizens United decision “is allowing vast amounts of money to be poured into judicial races that does to the judiciary exactly what they said shouldn’t happen in Yulee.”

Justice Nelson explores the impact of big money in the judiciary and highlights the role of the courts as serving as the critical independent third branch of https://freespeechforpeople.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/FSFP_James-Nelson.pnggovernment, noting “[i]f big money takes over that third branch, and I think it’s going to happen, if it takes over that third branch, we citizens have nowhere left to turn”.

Read the full article, here.