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The current Supreme Court is notorious for planting language they harvest later to loosen campaign finance laws. A new Justice could change that.
A forthcoming University of Pennsylvania Law Review series hopes to relaunch a much needed conversation on the role of political equality in the Supreme Court's campaign finance jurisprudence.
So far in this election cycle, politicians have accepted checks that would have been above the legal limit just two years ago.
Lawrence Norden reviews Professor Richard Hasen's new book, which examines the balancing of political equality and free speech in the post-Citizens United era.
Only ten years ago, elections weren’t fueled by secret money, but on the sixth anniversary of Citizens United, the political landscape it helped create has become clear.
Jordan J. Proctor reviews a recent article that seeks to empirically test Justice Kennedy's statement in Citizens United that "the appearance of influence or access ... will not cause the electorate to lose faith in our democracy."
The application of free speech rights to corporations is a relatively new development.
Laurence Tribe argues Citizens United was right on the merits, but wrong on the rationale. Yet, he finds some hope for campaign finance reform in a more recent Supreme Court decision.
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