8 hrs ago
Pensacola News Journal
Letters: We need a nickel tax on plastic bags
We browse, we shop, we pay and leave. These robotic-like actions are sometimes met with a halt when we are asked questions like "paper or plastic?" Picture this: I've shopped, I'm ready to check out, and all of a sudden the clerk asks "do you want a bag for that?" Of course I do! How do you expect me to carry all of this back to my car? But then ... (more)
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12 hrs ago
Politics, the Constitution, and the Roberts Court
When I was a law student at the University of Chicago in the late 1960s, I had the great privilege as having Philip Kurland as one of my constitutional law professors.
Sat Apr 19, 2014
The Daily Beast
Fix America in Six Easy Steps!By Richard L. Hasen
From campaign finance to political gerrymandering, the retired Supreme Court justice skips hard arguments in his new book in favor of unrealistic, poorly drafted solutions.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
Supreme Court boosts shareholders' right to information
What does campaign finance law have to do with proxy season? The answer: disclosure.
Court Declines to Block Drug Ruling in Patent Case
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday declined to temporarily block a lower court ruling that opens the world's best-selling multiple sclerosis drug to competition from generic rivals next month.
Ford faces renewed U.S. lawsuit over apartheid-era abuses
Ford Motor Co. and IBM will again have to face a U.S. lawsuit claiming they encouraged race-based human rights abuses decades ago in apartheid-era South Africa, despite a series of recent court decisions limiting the right to pursue such cases.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
We Test WordRake's Beta Version 2.0 on 'McCutcheon'
When WordRake , the editing program for lawyers, was first released in 2012, I put it to the test against two of the most eloquent writers on the Supreme Court, Justices Antonin Scalia and Elena Kagan.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Farmington Daily Times
Column: The right to buy an election
If you believe money is speech, corporations are people, and the wealthiest 1 percent are a persecuted minority, then you will love the recent Supreme Court decision on campaign finance and where it is pointing our political process.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Generics file response to Teva in Copaxone patent fight
Generic drug manufacturers on Monday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow a lower court ruling favoring them to take effect while the high court considers an appeal in a patent fight over Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd's top-selling multiple sclerosis drug, Copaxone.
Two cartoons on McCutcheon and the Supreme Court
The Supreme Court's recent decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission continues the legal trend of treating political spending as a First Amendment right, allowing a select few to have disproportionate influence in elections.
The Bennington Banner
The elephant in the courtroom
I know that members of the Supreme Court tend to isolate themselves from the rest of us, but a recent decision provides a good argument for their putting in an appearance into the real world occasionally.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
SCOTUS erred in equating donations to free speech
Nearly two weeks ago, the United States Supreme Court ruled, in a closely divided case - McCutcheon v.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
Anchorage Daily News
Compass: Court's ruling on campaign money erodes democracy
In his recent opinion in the case of McCutcheon v. FEC, Chief Justice Roberts, writing for a four member plurality of the U.S. Supreme Court, expressed a fundamentally flawed understanding of the real nature of politics in the United States.
Campaign finance decision is a blow for democracy: Guest opinion
Recently, the Supreme Court invalidated yet another campaign finance regulation that sought to curb the toxic influence of big money over our politics.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Jacksonville Daily News
A government not worth influencing
In eliminating yet another federal limit on campaign contributions, the U.S. Supreme Court on April 2 reaffirmed the principle that money is political speech and, therefore, protected under the First Amendment.
The Biases of Justice Roberts
MARX: A HERO FOR OUR TIME? - Suddenly, everyone from the Wall Street Journal to Rolling Stone seems to be talking about Karl Marx.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Schram: Court knows what it did with campaign finance
The latest Supreme Court ruling - defending the rights of billionaires to try to rent, if not buy, the gratitude and votes of unlimited numbers of politicians - has just provided fresh evidence that helps us finally answer a central question that has divided the experts.
Reg Henry: Money talks, but for some it's a mute point
My wallet has been acting up. Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed in a recent ruling that money is a form of free speech vital to democracy, my greenbacks want to get out and buy the best politicians they can.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Gun Owners Win Key Victories, Including One Before The Supreme Court
GOA won a huge victory before the Supreme Court in the McCutcheon case last week - a decision which will effectively allow GOA supporters to contribute greater total dollar amounts to help pro-gun candidates get elected.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
New York Post
Free speech vs. protecting rights of - collective speech'
Last week the Supreme Court overturned federal limits on the total amounts that one person may contribute to candidates and political committees during a single election cycle.