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22 hrs ago | Lawsites

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.

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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.

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Related Topix: US News, Stephen Breyer, Opinion

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Reuters

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Sports

OregonLive.com

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.

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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.

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

Counterpunch

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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Related Topix: Mandela, Drama Movies

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.

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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.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court

Wed Apr 09, 2014

AmmoLand

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.

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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.

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Related Topix: US News, Stephen Breyer

Mother Jones

The Supreme Court Gutted the Voting Rights Act. What Happened Next in ...

When his court weakened the civil-rights-era law last year, Chief Justice Roberts wrote that "our country has changed."

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Related Topix: US News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Alabama, Rick Scott, US Governors

Reuters

U.S. justice requests generics respond in Copaxone litigation

U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday asked generic drug manufacturers to respond to a request from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd seeking to prevent a lower court ruling from taking effect while the high court considers an appeal in a patent fight over Teva's top-selling multiple sclerosis drug, Copaxone.

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Related Topix: US News, Biotech, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries

Bellingham Herald

Roundup of Arkansas editorials

Editorial cartoonists have sharpened and turned their disgust and creativity against the U.S. Supreme Court after justices ruled that free speech can be bought when it comes to limits on contributions for political campaigns.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Opinion

The Hill

Dems seek to demonize justices

Senate Democrats and liberal groups are mounting a pressure campaign against the Supreme Court, hoping to influence future decisions by blasting conservative justices for alleged political bias.

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Related Topix: US News, Financial Services, Federal Election Commission, Georgetown University

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Kinston Free Press

Effect of Supreme Court campaign finance ruling may be limited for N.C.

Even as the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court was handed down April 2, U.S. Rep G.K. Butterfield, D-N.C., saw fit to categorize the court's majority opinion in McCutcheon v.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Financial Services, Federal Election Commission, Columbia, NC, Catawba College

The Huffington Post

McCutcheon Lays Groundwork for Ruination of Democracy

With its decision in McCutcheon v. FEC , the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a campaign finance law for the seventh time since Chief Justice John Roberts joined the Court in 2005.

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

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