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.
Is Citizens United really to blame for the explosion of outside spending in campaigns, or is McCain-Feingold actually at fault?
More on Citizens United: The Washington Independent reports on efforts to increase disclosure as a response to the Court’s decision.
Salon's Glenn Greenwald writes on the Obama administration’s plan to build a “massive new prison in Bagram, Afghanistan.”
NPR: “The United States Justice Department expressed concern Monday about whether new Texas redistricting plans for four U.S. House seats comply with the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which protects the interests of minority voters.”
Special interest money has corrupted the court system, argue Erwin Chemerinsky and James Sample in The American Prospect.
An appeals court judge says Jose Padilla’s sentence is too short, The New York Times reports.