"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.
"The Long Shadow of Citizens United":
Jesse Wegman has this post
at the "Taking Note" blog of The New York Times.
"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.
"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.
"Court won't delay Guantanamo force feeding case":
Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has this blog post
"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.
"Scalia and the Triumph of Gay Rights":
Richard Socarides has this blog post
online today at The New Yorker.
"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
"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."
"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."
"'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
"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
"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.
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
"Majority of Justices Appear Skeptical About Aggregate Campaign Contribution Limit":
John Gramlich of CQ Roll Call has this report
"Supreme Court seems skeptical of campaign donation limits":
Michael Doyle of McClatchy Washington Bureau has this post
at his "Suits & Sentences" blog.
"Supreme Court appears divided in campaign finance case arguments":
David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this news update
"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
"Argument recap: How is political influence bought?"
Lyle Denniston has this post
Senior U.S. District Judge Richard G. Kopf
has this post
today at his blog, "Hercules and the Umpire."
"Supreme Court Weighs Campaign Contribution Limits":
Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this news update
"Supreme Court skeptical of limits on federal campaign contributions":
Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this news update
"Campaign Contribution Caps Questioned by U.S. Supreme Court":
Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this early report
"Justices clash over campaign finance law":
Sam Baker of The Hill has this blog post
"McCutcheon v. FEC: Supreme Court Skeptical Of Campaign Contribution Limits."
Paul Blumenthal and Ryan J. Reilly of The Huffington Post have this report
"Supreme Court conservatives skeptical of campaign finance limits":
Josh Gerstein and Byron Tau of Politico.com have this report
"Campaign contribution caps at issue at high court":
Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report
"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."
"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 CNN.com 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."
"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."
"U.S. Justice Kennedy visits Penn law school":
Chris Mondics had this article
yesterday in The Philadelphia Inquirer.