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5 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)


Related Topix: Pensacola, FL, Opinion

9 hrs ago | Switched

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.


Related Topix: University of Chicago, US News, Activism

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.


Related Topix: US News, Guns

Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Hill

Supreme Court boosts shareholders' right to information

What does campaign finance law have to do with proxy season? The answer: disclosure.


Related Topix: US News, Clarence Thomas, Anthony Kennedy

ABC News

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.


Related Topix: US News, Biotech, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals

Automotive News

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.


Related Topix: IBM, World News, South Africa, Africa, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, US Supreme Court

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.


Related Topix: US News, Elena Kagan, Clarence Thomas, Stephen Breyer, Science / Technology, Microsoft Office

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.


Related Topix: US News, Stephen Breyer, Opinion

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.


Related Topix: Biotech, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, US News, US Supreme Court

Daily Kos

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.


Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

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.


Related Topix: US News, Clarence Thomas, Anthony Kennedy, Gravity, Celebrities, George Clooney, Opinion

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Daily Texan

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.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Stephen Breyer, Opinion

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.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Sports

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.


Related Topix: US News, Clarence Thomas, Stephen Breyer, Opinion

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.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Stephen Breyer, Opinion


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.


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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Athens Banner-Herald

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.


Related Topix: US News, Anthony Kennedy, Opinion

Merced Sun-Star

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.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court

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.


Related Topix: Guns, US News, Clarence Thomas, US Supreme Court

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.


Related Topix: US News, Stephen Breyer