From today’s Hisses and Cheers on Page 4 of The Daily Republic:
HISSES to Monday’s court ruling that will keep private the identity of a donor who gave $750,000 to the 2006 abortion-ban campaign in South Dakota. When people donate giant sums of money to influence our lawmaking process, we deserve to know the identities of those people. If those names are kept private, it sends the signal that anyone with enough money can try to “buy” a law anonymously. That’s not the way our democracy is supposed to work, and it’s not the way our campaign-finance laws should be interpreted.