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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

"How Close Will the Supreme Court Get to Ending Campaign-Finance Laws? Judging from oral arguments Tuesday in McCutcheon v. FEC, justices are likely to eliminate limits on how much individuals can give each cycle." Law professor Garrett Epps has this essay online at The Atlantic.
Posted at 10:15 PM by Howard Bashman

"The Long Shadow of Citizens United": Jesse Wegman has this post at the "Taking Note" blog of The New York Times.
Posted at 10:14 PM by Howard Bashman

"How Do Liberal Supporters of Citizens United Feel Now? And what do they think about the new Supreme Court case on campaign finance?" Emily Bazelon and Mark Joseph Stern have this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 10:07 PM by Howard Bashman

"Poor Little Rich Guys: The Supreme Court clamors to protect the right of Richie Rich, Scrooge McDuck, and the Koch brothers to further corrupt American politics." Dahlia Lithwick has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.
Posted at 09:56 PM by Howard Bashman

"Court won't delay Guantanamo force feeding case": Josh Gerstein of has this blog post.
Posted at 03:54 PM by Howard Bashman

"Appeals Court refuses to lift injunction against transport portion of SB 1070": Michael Kiefer of The Arizona Republic has this news update.

My earlier coverage of today's Ninth Circuit ruling can be accessed here.
Posted at 03:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"Scalia and the Triumph of Gay Rights": Richard Socarides has this blog post online today at The New Yorker.
Posted at 03:25 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court Law Clerks: Former Supreme Court clerks Pratik Shah and William Jay talked about the experience of clerking at the Supreme Court." You can view the video from yesterday's broadcast of C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" by clicking here.
Posted at 03:24 PM by Howard Bashman

"Prosecutors: Judge might consider prison if forced to re-evaluate Joan Orie Melvin's corruption sentence." Paula Reed Ward of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has this news update.

And Adam Brandolph of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has a news update headlined "Orie Melvin should be forced to write apology, DA's office says."
Posted at 03:05 PM by Howard Bashman

"U.S. Supreme Court appears wary of broad campaign finance ruling": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report.

And Sahil Kapur of TPM DC reports that "Conservative Justices Signal Dismantling Of Campaign Donation Limits."
Posted at 01:50 PM by Howard Bashman

"'This Court Is Super Liberal Now!': Stephen Colbert grills Emily Bazelon on the Supreme Court term and campaign finance." Slate has posted the video clip from last night's broadcast of "The Colbert Report" at this link.
Posted at 01:48 PM by Howard Bashman

"Arizona Alien Transporting Law Struck Down": Pamela A. MacLean has this post at her "Trial Insider" blog about a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued today.
Posted at 01:44 PM by Howard Bashman

"Eric Holder's 2014 Racial Politics: The Attorney General tries to reverse a Supreme Court ruling by the back door." This editorial appears today in The Wall Street Journal.
Posted at 01:38 PM by Howard Bashman

Access online the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Comm'n, No. 12-536: At this link.
Posted at 01:32 PM by Howard Bashman

"Majority of Justices Appear Skeptical About Aggregate Campaign Contribution Limit": John Gramlich of CQ Roll Call has this report.
Posted at 01:16 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court seems skeptical of campaign donation limits": Michael Doyle of McClatchy Washington Bureau has this post at his "Suits & Sentences" blog.
Posted at 01:09 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court appears divided in campaign finance case arguments": David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this news update.
Posted at 01:06 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court appears divided on contribution limits; Case offers best chance since 1976 to ease federal restrictions on campaign contributions": Fredreka Schouten and Richard Wolf of USA Today have this news update.
Posted at 01:04 PM by Howard Bashman

"Argument recap: How is political influence bought?" Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."
Posted at 12:56 PM by Howard Bashman

"The comma": Senior U.S. District Judge Richard G. Kopf has this post today at his blog, "Hercules and the Umpire."
Posted at 12:40 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court Weighs Campaign Contribution Limits": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this news update.
Posted at 12:38 PM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court skeptical of limits on federal campaign contributions": Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this news update.
Posted at 12:00 PM by Howard Bashman

"Campaign Contribution Caps Questioned by U.S. Supreme Court": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this early report.
Posted at 11:48 AM by Howard Bashman

"Justices clash over campaign finance law": Sam Baker of The Hill has this blog post.
Posted at 11:46 AM by Howard Bashman

"McCutcheon v. FEC: Supreme Court Skeptical Of Campaign Contribution Limits." Paul Blumenthal and Ryan J. Reilly of The Huffington Post have this report.
Posted at 11:45 AM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court conservatives skeptical of campaign finance limits": Josh Gerstein and Byron Tau of have this report.
Posted at 11:44 AM by Howard Bashman

"Campaign contribution caps at issue at high court": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report.
Posted at 11:30 AM by Howard Bashman

"2nd chance for convicted felon: The inspiring story of a man making the most of his second chance." This profile of Shon Hopwood appeared on last night's broadcast of KING5's "Evening Magazine."
Posted at 08:55 AM by Howard Bashman

"Supreme Court to hear Alabama political donations case; Alabama man says $123,200 cap violates his right to free speech": Mary Orndorff Troyan of The Montgomery Advertiser has this report.

Bill Mears of reports that "Money and politics high court's first big case this term."

At the ABC News blog "The Note," Ariane de Vogue has a post titled "Campaign Finance Back at the Supreme Court; Most Important Case Since Citizens United."

On today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition," Nina Totenberg had an audio segment titled "Supreme Court Hears Another Challenge To Campaign Finance Law."

Today's edition of The New York Times contains an editorial titled "Politicians for Sale."

And The Los Angeles Times contains an editorial titled "Big money in politics: What are the limits? Three years after Citizens United, the Supreme Court may weaken campaign finance laws again."
Posted at 08:47 AM by Howard Bashman

"High court hears tale of Stanford's Ponzi scam; Issue: Can third parties be sued for Texas tycoon's $7 billion fraud?" Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.

And Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that "U.S. justices divided in Allen Stanford Ponzi scheme case."
Posted at 08:37 AM by Howard Bashman

"U.S. Justice Kennedy visits Penn law school": Chris Mondics had this article yesterday in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Posted at 08:30 AM by Howard Bashman

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