Re "Conservative justices skeptical of campaign donation limits" (Page A8, Oct. 9): It is apparent that four U.S. Supreme Court justices are impervious to the corrupting effect that their decisions are having on our democracy. Justices John Roberts, Antonin Scalia, Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas are apparently ready to vote in McCutcheon v Federal Election Commission that there can be no restriction on the amount of money individuals can contribute directly to political causes and candidates.
They are prepared to ignore the consequences of their 2010 decision in Citizens United, which in 2012 resulted in obscene amounts of money pouring into campaigns for the obvious purpose of buying legislators -- legislators who have precipitated the extortionist demands of tea party Republicans in Congress. These justices are apparently in denial, as are those Republicans who deny that the economy of the country will not be damaged by current government shutdowns or a default on federal obligations. Let's hope Justice Anthony Kennedy votes against enabling corrupters.
-- Victor M. Corbett, Chico