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Supremes: Opressed Corporations Lack Political Influence

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On January 21, 2010
In a widely expected decision, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today that restrictions on corporate campaign spending are unconstitutional. More later today when I’ve had a chance to read it, but in the meantime I can’t resist quoting Mark Tushnet: Political Scientist Peter Irons wrote a book about sixteen people who took their constitutional claims […]

Court Finds Individual Right to Bear Arms

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On June 26, 2008
The only real suspense about D.C. v. Heller was 1)how exactly the right to bear arms was defined and 2)what the lineup would be. The D.C. gun ban was clearly doomed. Scalia writing the lead opinion made a broader coalition less likely, and indeed the Court split 5-4, along typical ideological lines. And yet, based […]
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