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LARSEN: Confronting Supreme Court Fact Finding

I found opinions citing independently-found authorities to answer questions of medicine...What diseases can be attributed to obesity?98) [Lorillard Tobacco Co v. Reilly, 533 U.S. 525, 587 (2001) (Thomas, J., concurring) (citing medical risks of obesity
College of William and Mary Law School
added Oct 8, 2014 12:06
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LARSEN: THE TROUBLE WITH AMICUS FACTS

today anyone can claim to be a factual expert...Facts submitted by amici are now funneled through the screen of advocacy. The result is that the Court is inundated with eleventh-hour, untested, advocacy- motivated claims of factual expertise.
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
added Oct 7, 2014 13:08
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Supreme Court's Website Makeover Debuts Monday

a makeover that will launch on Monday, when the justices return to the bench from their summer recess. The site will "have a new look and improved functionality," according to a press release issued Friday. The home page at www.supremecourt.gov will prese
National Law Journal
added Oct 4, 2014 20:50
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is an American Hero / She's staying put—and has some choice words for young feminists. An interview.

If there was one decision I would overrule, it would be Citizens United. I think the notion that we have all the democracy that money can buy strays so far from what our democracy is supposed to be.
The New Republic
added Oct 2, 2014 19:24
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Senate GOP blocks constitutional amendment on campaign spending

Senate Democrats needed 60 votes to end debate on the measure, but fell short in the 54-42 party-line vote. ... Republicans said the Senate vote was a political stunt by Democrats ahead of the midterm elections. Democrats up for reelection are expected t
The Hill
added Sep 12, 2014 09:12
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Democrats and Republicans face off on campaign spending constitutional amendment

Senate Democrats started their campaign-season drive Monday for a constitutional amendment aimed at curbing special interests' financial clout in elections, a doomed effort ... would let lawmakers roll back the Supreme Court's 1976 Buckley v. Valeo decisi
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 10, 2014 10:56
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Three million petition signatures to overturn Citizens United delivered to Congress

On Monday, Daily Kos, alongside dozens of allied organizations representing 3 million petition signers, joined with elected officials to demand a constitutional amendment that would end the notion that corporations are people and money is speech.
Daily Kos (blog)
added Sep 10, 2014 10:53
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Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee, On S.J. Res. 19 – A Constitutional Amendment Relating to Contributions and Expenditures Intended to Affect Elections

would restore to Congress and the States the authority to set reasonable limits on contributions and expenditures in our elections. The amendment would also allow Congress and the States to distinguish between natural persons and corporations when shapin
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
added Sep 9, 2014 11:39
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U.S. Senate Votes to Advance 'Citizens United' Amendment, But GOP Members Set to Oppose It

Senate voted to move forward with a final vote on a joint resolution to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would overturn the Supreme Court's infamous Citizens United decision. The 79 to 18 vote to end debate and move on to a final vote o
The Brad Blog (Brad Friedman blog)
added Sep 9, 2014 11:32
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PUIG: The McCutcheon Decision and the Ghost of Lewis Powell

The “Powell Memorandum” refers to a confidential memorandum written in August 1971 by Lewis F. Powell Jr., a corporate attorney for the tobacco industry...“Attack on American Free Enterprise System” set forth a comprehensive strategy to achieve a posit
A Frank Opinion (Frank Puig blog)
added Sep 8, 2014 15:59
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