Justice Stevens To Testify Before The Senate on McCutcheon?!

April 28th, 2014

I’m speechless:

Conservative legal scholars beware: The John Paul Stevens show is coming to the Senate.

The former Supreme Court justice will appear as the star witness at a Senate Democrats’ hearing on “dark money” Wednesday, congressional aides said Sunday. The hearing is the first congressional probe into campaign finance since the high court’s decision to abolish aggregate donation caps in the McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission decision earlier this month….

“There’s not much we can do but disclose — limitations are more and more difficult,” King said in a recent interview. “But the [Supreme] Court has expressed to invite more rules in the way of disclosure.”

In what bizarro world does an Article III Judge testify before the Senate about a decision issued by his Court. I am out of adjectives to describe the post-judicial behavior of Justice Stevens.

If he wants to speak out against the Court, he should resign his commission, and write as a private citizen. Everyone thinks he has already retired. That’s how his book describes him. So, make it so.