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Writing for The Hill’s Congress Blog, Brennan Center Counsel Elizabeth Kennedy highlights bipartisan agreement on the idea that political spending can lead to favoritism.
“Facebook wants more friends,” and now it is setting up a PAC.
Former Brennan Center attorney Ciara Torres-Spelliscy writes for the Huffington Post, saying there is a “growing consensus on what to do about Citizens United.”
TPM: “Super Committee Members Raked in $41 Million from Wall Street.”
New York’s Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman participated in “an emotional event aimed at highlighting the importance of legal civil services for low income New Yorkers.” Judge Lippman plans to hold more hearings throughout the state and will submit a budget for civil legal services in the coming months.
Aziz Huq, formerly of the Brennan Center, writes about the NYPD’s intelligence gathering operation for The Nation.