What We're Reading: Upside Down

June 28, 2011

What We're Reading: a daily round-up of quick hits, clips, and opinion pieces touching on key issues of democracy, justice, liberty and national security. Obviously today we have several reactions to yesterday's Supreme Court decision in the linked campaign finance cases we helped litigate, Arizona Free Enterprise Club v. Bennett and McComish v. Bennett.

On public campaign financing, the New York Times says Chief Justice Justice Roberts and the majority on the Supreme Court got it "upside down."

Even so, Rick Hasen sees some surprisingly good news in yesterday's Supreme Court opinions.

"Change on the Supreme Court happens in long slow arcs, but the direction of this arc seems pretty clear."

David Weigel reports Sandra Day O'Connor is worried about where the Court is going on campaign finance.

Innovative criminal sentencing reforms in Alabama would have saved taxpayers millions, but didn't quite have enough support this year.