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The Post-Attribution Era

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On May 7, 2019
In this 2007 book, Halting State, Charles Stross describes a near future in which the internet makes it extremely difficult, if not impossible, for ordinary people to properly attribute communications and events. Warning: this post contains mild spoilers. In this 2007 book, Halting State, Charles Stross describes a near future (2018, to be precise) in […]

Tax ‘Em!

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On April 4, 2014

Alex Pareene makes a lot of sense on progressives giving up on campaign donations as an issue and instead focuing on a much better idea that will also help solve the campaign issue. Expropriate the we

Citizens United and the rise of super PACs have galvanized our attention on how all this conservative money will affect the presidential race. But the real impact is on Congressional races, where conservatives are looking for an all-in purchase of the House and Senate, a la the Gilded Age. As of now, conservative groups are […]

Belated Feudalism

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On March 30, 2011

Lithwick with more on the case that, if the oral argument in any indication, will be the worst Roberts Court atrocity since the Chief’s sneering, ahistorical arguments that the 14th Amendment pr

This seems like an appropriate solution to Supreme Court decisions preventing restrictions on judicial fundraising: New York’s top court officials will bar the state’s hundreds of elected judges from hearing cases involving lawyers and others who make significant contributions to their campaigns, a move that will change the political culture of courts and transform judicial […]

Campaign Finance and Oral Arguments

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On September 14, 2009
In response to Jeff Rosen’s recent argument that Elena Kagan blew it at the recent oral arguments on a campaign finance case, Yglesias argues that oral arguments at the Supreme Court probably don’t matter anyway. John Sides responds with a summary of some recent scholarship buy Johnson, Walbeck, and Spriggs: We posit that Supreme Court […]
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