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  • Five years after Citizens United ruling, big money reigns

    Five years after Citizens United ruling, big money reigns
    If you're wondering why issues favored by a majority of Americans such as raising the minimum wage, gun control and net neutrality get scarcely any attention in the halls of Congress, the Citizens United case is the reason.
  • Noah Feldman: Why judicial elections are idiotic and bad for law

    Judicial elections are idiotic, but 38 states (including Pennsylvania) have them in some form. The U.S. Supreme Court grappled Tuesday with the contradiction inherent in using the electoral process to select public officials whose primary obligation is to...

    Scalia could be surprise vote in Supreme Court housing case

    The Obama administration may need the vote of a frequent conservative antagonist on the Supreme Court to preserve a decades-old strategy for fighting housing discrimination. Justice Antonin Scalia on Wednesday appeared at times to side with the...

    Supreme Court appears divided on judges seeking campaign money

    WASHINGTON Conservative Supreme Court justices sounded skeptical Tuesday about Florida's ban on judicial candidates personally soliciting campaign contributions, setting up another closely divided decision over money and political speech. While some...

    Noah Feldman: Two rulings show how Scalia could kill the Affordable Care Act

    Noah Feldman: Two rulings show how Scalia could kill the Affordable Care Act
    Justice Antonin Scalia was missing from the bench Tuesday morning when the U.S. Supreme Court handed down two statutory interpretation cases — apparently he was stuck in traffic. But even in his physical absence, Scalia's presence was looming. It'...