How many other payoffs did Antonin Scalia receive during his time as a Supreme Court Justice? It may well be that Scalia repeatedly ruled in favor of big business interests because he received financial rewards for doing so, rather than for any ideological reason.
As this list shows, corruption is somewhat bipartisan, in case of the influence of United Technologies Corporation. In the current election cycle, however, the United Technologies PAC is giving two thirds of its money to Republican candidates, and just one third of its money to Democratic candidates.
When politicians tell you that they “want the states to decide” on an issue, what they really mean is that they want the lobbyists to decide.