Massey Coal Argument

We owe a debt of gratitude to the Supreme Court for this transcript of the argument in Caperton v. Massey Coal.  What, if anything, in the Court’s opinion will speak to campaign finance law?  The oral argument features Justice Scalia mentioning the “527 loophole” and Justice Breyer musing about the terminology of an appropriate standard of bias:

Call it a “probability”; call it an “appearance.”  Use the language that you want, but put them together, and they spell “mother.”

A little Google searching and the reference might be to an old song or poem.

“M” is for the million things she gave me,
“O” means only that she’s growing old,
“T” is for the tears she shed to save me,
“H” is for her heart of purest gold;
“E” is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
“R” means right, and right she’ll always be,
Put them all together, they spell “MOTHER,”
A word that means the world to me.

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