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Bob McIntyre

Bob McIntyre

Bob S. McIntyre is Director of Citizens for Tax Justice. CTJ is a nonpartisan research and advocacy group that fights for tax fairness at the federal, state and local levels. Widely respected on Capitol Hill as “the average taxpayer’s voice in Washington,” CTJ was ranked at the top of the Washington Monthly’s list of America’s […]

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Marian R. Chertow

Marian R. Chertow

Marian Chertow is a professor of industrial environmental management at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Her research and teaching focus on industrial ecology, business/environment issues, waste management, and urban/industrial studies. Primary research interests are: (1) industrial symbiosis involving geographically based exchanges of materials, energy, water and wastes within networks of businesses; (2) […]

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Nick Nyhart

Nick Nyhart

Nick Nyhart is a co-founder and the President and CEO of Public Campaign. A three decade veteran of social change politics, issue advocacy, grassroots organizing, and non-profit management, Nyhart brings a wealth of experience to the national reform movement. Following the 1992 elections, Nyhart became Director of the Northeast Action Money and Politics Project, a […]

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Jan Kregel

Jan Kregel

Jan Kregel is a Senior Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College and Director of the Institute’s Monetary Policy and Financial Structure program. He holds the position of professor of development finance at Tallinn University of Technology. In 2009, Kregel served as Rapporteur of the President of the UN General Assembly’s Commission on […]

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Bernd Blossey

Bernd Blossey

Bernd Blossey is an ecological generalist with wide ranging interests (plants, birds, insects, mammals, amphibians) in aquatic and terrestrial systems. His academic training is in ecology, particularly entomology and limnology but with a focus on applied entomology. He is particularly intrigued by potential ecosystem effects associated with increase and decline of invasive plants species in […]

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Franz Matzner

Franz Matzner

Franz A. Matzner is associate director of government affairs for the Natural Resources Defense Council. His policy background includes energy, climate, and forestry. He previously held the position of senior policy analyst for agriculture and the environment at Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS). Matzner graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania. He is […]

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Lynn E. Turner

Lynn E. Turner

Mr. Turner has the unique perspective of having been the Chief Accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission, a member of boards of public companies, a trustee of a mutual fund and a public pension fund, a professor of accounting, a partner in one of the major international auditing firms, and the managing director of […]

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L. Randall Wray

L. Randall Wray

L. Randall Wray is a Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability, as well as a visiting Senior Scholar at the Jerome Levy Economics Institute of Bard College. Professor Wray has focused on monetary theory and policy, macroeconomics, and employment […]

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Nina Shapiro

Nina Shapiro

Nina Shapiro is Professor of Economics at Saint Peter’s College, New Jersey, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Post Keynesian Economics. She did her graduate work in economics at the New School for Social Research, and taught for a number of years at Rutgers University, where she directed graduate study […]

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Ruth Greenspan Bell

Ruth Greenspan Bell is Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Visiting Scholar at the Environmental Law Institute.  With a long-standing focus on the governance aspects of managing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, she is co-leader (with Elke Weber of Columbia University) of a program to harvest insights from behavioral […]

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Michael Waldman
Michael Waldman

Michael Waldman

Michael Waldman is President of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, a nonpartisan law and policy institute that focuses on fundamental issues of democracy and justice. The Center is one of the nation’s leading legal voices on election law, Constitutional law, government reform and racial justice. The Boston Globe calls the […]

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Estelle Rogers
Estelle Rogers

Estelle Rogers

Estelle Rogers is Project Vote’s Legislative Director. In this position, she coordinates the organization’s policy work on both state and federal levels, including interacting directly with legislators and staff, writing testimony and public education materials, and building coalitions with other organizations. Ms Rogers is the co-author of a chapter in the 2012 publication, America Votes, […]

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Josh Silver

Josh Silver

Josh Silver is CEO of United Republic, a national, nonpartisan campaign to enact sweeping reforms to campaign finance, conflict of interest and transparency laws. Silver is a veteran election and media reform executive.  He cofounded and served for nine years as CEO & president of Free Press, the nation’s leading media and technology reform advocacy […]

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Garrit Voggesser

Garrit Voggesser

Garrit Voggesser is NWF’s National Director for Tribal Partnerships. He works nationwide with tribes on a variety of wildlife, habitat, climate change, energy, water, and other conservation issues. Much of his work focuses on partnering with tribes to restore wild bison, restore and protect native habitat and wildlife on tribal lands, and ensure equitable support […]

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Lawrence Lessig

Lawrence Lessig

Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, and director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. Prior to rejoining the Harvard faculty, Lessig was a professor at Stanford Law School, where he founded the school’s Center for Internet and Society, and at […]

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Nathaniel Persily
June 4, 2015

Many Americans believe that someone, somewhere in Washington, must be in charge of tracking who is and who isn’t a citizen

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Ciara Torres-Spelliscy
March 12, 2015

This Supreme Court term is likely to be a blockbuster with rulings on Obamacare subsidies, independent redistricting and same


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Doug Kendall
November 14, 2014

For all the uncertainty surrounding the 2016 campaign, this much is already clear: The Supreme Court will be at the center o

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Wendy R. Weiser
November 4, 2014

There is still suspense over what will happen on Election Day, with control of the Senate hanging in the balance.


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Penda D. Hair
October 27, 2014

Voting is the cornerstone of democracy – at least, it should be.

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Geoffrey Stone
September 26, 2014

In a recent public appearance, Chief Justice John Roberts expressed concern about the extreme polarization and partisanship t


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Nan Aron
September 8, 2014

This is a very bad time for American women in the Supreme Court.

Demos
Lisa Danetz
August 25, 2014

In 2008, as the state of Missouri was poised to adopt a constitutional amendment to require documentary proof of citizenship


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Michael Brune
August 12, 2014

With a couple of decisions in 2001 and 2006, the Supreme Court managed to break the Clean Water Act by calling into question

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Victoria Bassetti
August 8, 2014

A few weeks ago, to the low roar from a Brooklyn music venue, I got carded. It doesn’t happen often anymore.


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Estelle Rogers
August 7, 2014

Forty-ninth anniversaries don’t usually garner much attention, but today a 49th anniversary—though filled with pathos—

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Congress went home last week without tackling several critical issues facing our country. This is common in an election year.


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Eileen Appelbaum
August 5, 2014

There is no way to construe as fair the United States court ruling that Argentina cannot pay 93 percent of its creditors, unl

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Ciara Torres-Spelliscy
August 4, 2014

In recent cases like Citizens United and McCutcheon, the Supreme Court has been narrowing what counts as corruption in campai


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Faiza Patel
July 21, 2014

After weeks of hints and previews, National Security Agency muckraker Glenn Greenwald reported on the agency’s surveillan

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Nan Aron
July 10, 2014

This is a very bad time for American women in the Supreme Court.


Politico
Michael Waldman
July 2, 2014

Nineteen legal thinkers run down the court’s most important decisions.

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he Supreme Court ruled 5–4 on Monday that Hobby Lobby, a family-owned hardware retail chain, has a right to religious freed


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Geoffrey Stone
June 30, 2014

In yesterday’s decision in McCullen v Coakley, the Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of a Massachusetts st

Politico
Michael Waldman
June 18, 2014

A fraud on the American public.


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One of my former law professors, Harry Kalven, liked to say that “law is the process of choosing among competing analog

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John C. Bonifaz
June 16, 2014

Saying US elections are awash in money from corporations and wealthy individuals is no longer an outrageous statement.


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Victoria Bassetti
June 12, 2014

What do the following two questions have in common?
Does the Fourth Amendment permit police officers to perform a warrantless

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Goldfish have a reputation for short memories. Once around the bowl and the goldfish forgets where he has been.


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Ciara Torres-Spelliscy
October 7, 2013

What do campaign contribution limits have to do with the price of milk? Plenty.

Demos
Spencer Overton
July 18, 2013

Chairman Franks, Ranking Member Nadler, and Members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice


Tom Saenz
July 15, 2013

MALDEF President Tom Saenz discusses the repercussions of Shelby vs Holder impact on large Latino communities, particularly i

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Mark C. Alexander
July 9, 2013

THE SUPREME COURT of the United States must be criticized for blindness, perhaps even willful ignorance of reality, in their


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What does the Roberts Supreme Court have to do with “The Walking Dead”? Zombies.

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Nicole Austin Hillery
June 26, 2013

The Voting Rights Act, one of the cornerstone laws passed during the 1960s in an effort to advance equality for African Ameri


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Five Supreme Court Justices just rolled back the most effective civil rights provision in our nation’s history.

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Brenda Wright
June 17, 2013

Today, the Supreme Court released its decision in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona(No.


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Spencer Overton
June 10, 2013

NPR host Michel Martin, Professor Spencer Overton of George Washington University, and Hans von Spakovsky senior legal fellow

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The coming month will be a defining one for the Roberts Court.


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Nina Perales
March 18, 2013

Election expert Nina Perales  provides compelling evidence that Arizona’s  registration requirements are onerous and

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Myrna Perez
March 2, 2013

If you listen to the court watchers reacting to Wednesday’s oral arguments in Shelby County v.


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Spencer Overton
March 1, 2013

Justice Scalia said he thinks Congress’s decision in 2006 to renew Section 5 was motivated by a “perpetuation of

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Benjamin Todd Jealous
February 27, 2013

On Wednesday, the US Supreme Court will review the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a landmark legislation that cleared barriers to


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Ciara Torres-Spelliscy
January 31, 2013

As I tell my law students, Loving v. Virginia is my all-time favorite Supreme Court case.

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Geoffrey Stone
January 30, 2013

Statement of Professors of Constitutional Law: The Second Amendment and the Constitutionality of the Proposed Gun Violence Pr


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Geoffrey Stone
January 18, 2013

The Thomas More Society’s recent letter makes a series of misleading assertions about the proposal in the Illinois Gene

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Doug Kendall
January 16, 2013

The Takings Clause of the Constitution’s Fifth Amendment made national news last week with the spectacle of AIG playing


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Geoffrey Stone
January 9, 2013

Opponents of laws regulating the sale, manufacture and use of guns fervently invoke the Second Amendment.

Huff Po
Caroline Fredrickson
December 20, 2012

They were young African-Americans and supporters of equality marching peacefully from Selma, Ala.


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Doug Kendall
December 19, 2012

In a speech at the John F. Kennedy Library last week, U.S.

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Jeffrey Sachs
December 18, 2012

The 2008 Supreme Court case District of Columbia v.


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Robert Kuttner
December 12, 2012

“Don’t make trouble” could have been the credo of the first year of the Obama Administration.

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Nan Aron
November 28, 2012

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito gave a very illuminating post-election speech recently to the 30th Anniversary Gala of the


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Nan Aron
November 13, 2012

In addition to addressing the impending fiscal cliff, Congress also needs to deal with the judicial cliff.

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Geoffrey Stone
October 27, 2012

We are coming up in January on the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade.


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Jamie Raskin
October 24, 2012

We the people have amended the Constitution many times to repair the damage to democracy inflicted by a reactionary Supreme C

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Inimai M. Chettiar
October 12, 2012

This week’s Supreme Court oral argument in Fisher v.


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Inimai M. Chettiar
October 10, 2012

Members of Congress and advocates on the Hill should take notice of a case being heard today at the Supreme Court. Fisher v.

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Nathaniel Persily
September 11, 2012

When the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, my first, quite parochial, reaction was:  “There goes the Voting R


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Jamie Raskin
August 23, 2012

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia went on CNN recently and defended the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in the Citizens


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Aziz Huq
July 31, 2012

This Essay responds to Judge Posner’s Jorde Symposium Essay The Rise and Fall of Judicial Restraint by analyzing the questi

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Richard Briffault
July 27, 2012

There’s a growing sense in America that our campaign finance system is in shambles.


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Before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee Tuesday, the Cato Institute’s Ilya Shapiro became the latest to come out swing

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Jamie Raskin
July 23, 2012

The American people have been forced several times to amend the Constitution to reverse the damage caused by the Supreme Cour


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Brenda Wright
July 18, 2012

Sherlock Holmes famously solved a mystery by noting the significance of the dog that didn’t bark – the dog’s silence su

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John F. Kowal
June 28, 2012

Seventy-five years ago, Social Security was very nearly derailed by a hostile Supreme Court.


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Seventy-five years ago, Social Security was very nearly derailed by a hostile Supreme Court.

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Nan Aron
June 26, 2012

Increasing numbers of people are concerned that the Supreme Court has become overtly political.


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Geoffrey Stone
June 12, 2012

Any intelligent person following American politics these days should be deeply distressed by the ever-growing role of big mon

Politico
J. Adam Skaggs
May 18, 2012

Montana’s attorney general is due to file a brief Friday in the U.S.


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Andrew Blotky
May 6, 2012

Confronted by record judicial vacancies and unprecedented Senate obstruction in filling our courtrooms, the White House Monda

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Nan Aron
April 15, 2012

All the way back in the distant misty past of 2005, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia found himself espousing a rather bro


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Geoffrey Stone
March 28, 2012

There is no doubt that a state can constitutionally require citizens to have health insurance.

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We’ve heard this argument before — a federal law aimed at advancing national interests is actually a threat to li


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Ciara Torres-Spelliscy
March 24, 2012

Recently, Lady Gaga parted ways with retailer Target Corporation because she disagreed with Target’s political spending

Demos
Brenda Wright
February 18, 2012

Yesterday evening brought a fascinating new development on the noteworthy case in which the Montana Supreme Court, in Decembe


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Michael J. Malbin
January 15, 2012

Restrictions on speech will not be accepted by the Supreme Court in the name of equality, but this does not rule out equalit

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J. Adam Skaggs
December 14, 2011

Attacks on judges who “legislate from the bench” are commonplace in conservative politics, but the current crop of Republ


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Monica Youn
November 29, 2011

That the conservative majority of the Roberts Court are champions of free speech is a trope that simply refuses to die.


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Samuel Issacharoff
September 14, 2011

The American discussion of legal oversight over the democratic process
approaches the role of courts gingerly.

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Heather Gerken
June 27, 2011

What is it about campaign finance that brings out such hard-edged opinions from the justices? Today’s decision was as notew


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Michael Waldman
June 10, 2011

For years, campaign finance debaters all agreed on one thing: disclosure.

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Trevor Potter
May 25, 2011

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has been had.


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James Sample
April 17, 2011

LEGAL elites must come to terms with a reality driven by the grass-roots electorate: judicial elections are here to stay.

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Lisa Graves
April 2, 2011

MADISON–A new special interest group has purchased an expensive TV ad campaign in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race but


Huff Po
Doug Kendall
March 25, 2011

In the first big campaign finance case since the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion last year in Citizens United v.

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Caroline Fredrickson
March 24, 2011

It should come as little surprise that attacks on the landmark Affordable Care Act have included every conceivable objection,


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Michael J. Malbin
September 15, 2010

The political world has been arguing about campaign finance policy for decades.

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Monica Youn
May 26, 2010

The phrase “First Amendment thought police” may seem a contradiction in terms, but that didn’t stop Sen.


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Doug Kendall
March 10, 2010

Thank you Chairman Leahy for holding this important hearing on the Constitution and the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens

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Alexander Keyssar
January 23, 2010

It’s a nice ironic touch that the case is — and always will be – known as “Citizens United.


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Heather Gerken
January 22, 2010

Yesterday the Supreme Court struck down the federal ban on corporate independent expenditures in Citizens United v. FEC.

Ciara Torres Spelliscy  discusses bias in the selection of US Federal Court Judges at the American Constitutional Society


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Aziz Huq
July 18, 2009

It should have been Barack Obama’s moment.

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Lisa Danetz
July 15, 2009

This Court’s decisions in Austin and McConnell both are premised on the long-standing recognition that “the special cha


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Richard Pildes
November 9, 2007

The Supreme Court launched the practice, twenty years ago, of creating safe minority election districts.

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Zephyr Teachout
August 17, 2007

Perhaps the most important part of the McComish opinion is what it doesn’t do.


Caroline Fredrickson, director of the American Civil Liberties Union Washington Legislative Office addresses thousands of act

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Christopher Edley, Jr
September 24, 2000

The likely impact of the next few Supreme Court appointments on civil rights and racial justice is momentous.