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A Preview of the 2013-14 Supreme Court Docket

October 8th, 2013

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ICYMI The Supreme Court has started its 2013-14 term. Cases decided in the lower courts can be appealed to the Supreme Court through a process known as petitioning for certiorari (cert), and a vote of 4 justices is required to hear the case. Once a case has been granted cert, oral arguments will be heard between October-December or January-April followed by a vote of all 9 justices—and majority rules. Though the Court’s docket for this term is not yet full, the calendar is already packed with important cases we know or expect will be heard. Below, I offer a brief description of some of the cases you’ll want to keep your eye on. Read the rest of this entry »

Sky’s The Limit For 2010 Spending

March 19th, 2010

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This piece was originally published in National Journal.

The wild card in the 2010 midterm campaign is spending — specifically, unrestricted spending by corporations, trade groups, and labor unions. In its January decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court overturned part of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law as well as one of its own precedents in order to allow private groups to spend freely on campaigns right up to Election Day.

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