Category Archives: Judiciary and Con Law

Ronald Dworkin weighs in on Citizens United v. FEC

Short version: I think he might be even less favorable toward the opinion than I am.  A taste: “The opinion announces and perpetuates a shallow, simplistic understanding of the First Amendment, one that actually undermines one of the most basic … Continue reading

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More on Citizens United v. FEC

Here are two more good articles about the Supreme Court’s recent disaster of an opinion.  Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post describes some of the ways that the Court engaged in fairly brazen intellectual dishonesty regarding the status of corporations … Continue reading

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Courts as safeguards for democracy

From FP Passport, an interesting blog post about the role of lawyers and courts in promoting democracy and human rights in Nigeria.  It’s short and worth a read.

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Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

Today the U.S. Supreme Court announced its opinion in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, where it held that any legal limit on corporate spending during political campaigns amounts to a violation of free speech.  I haven’t read the whole … Continue reading

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