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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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NICHOLS: This Is a ‘Pivotal Moment’ for the Movement to Remove Big Money From Politics

The debate signals that a grassroots movement has established the rational response to a political crisis created by US Supreme Court rulings (including, but certainly not exclusively, the Citizens United and McCutcheon decisions) that have opened the flo
The Nation
added Sep 8, 2014 15:48
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UDALL / SANDERS: The Threat to American Democracy

On Monday, we will vote on our constitutional amendment on campaign finance reform. But we won’t stop there. We must develop an unprecedented grass-roots movement in all 50 states to make it clear to Congress and the Supreme Court that buying
Politico
added Sep 8, 2014 15:45
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Theodore Olson: Harry Reid Rewrites the First Amendment

The rhetoric of these would-be constitutional reformers is focused on two Supreme Court decisions: Citizens United v. FEC (2010) and McCutcheon v. FEC (2014). In Citizens United, the court struck down a law prohibiting unions and corporations from using
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Sep 8, 2014 15:43
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Seeking Facts, Justices Settle for What Briefs Tell Them

Some “studies” presented in amicus briefs were paid for or conducted by the group that submitted the brief and published only on the Internet. ..“... same problem that the rest of us do: figuring out how to distinguish between real facts and Internet fact
New York Times
added Sep 2, 2014 09:36
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[Florida] US Supreme Court ends decades of delays, demands Big Tobacco pay verdicts

Nearly two decades after a Volusia County woman stopped breathing, the tobacco company courts said owed her family $17 million now will have to pay, and there’s no more getting around it. Jacqueline Miller was 64, not yet retired as a caretaker, when
Florida Times-Union
added Jun 13, 2014 11:20
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Supreme Court Turns Down Florida Tobacco Cases

refused to take up appeals filed by tobacco companies in 10 Florida lawsuits filed by sick smokers or their family members. The Supreme Court did not explain its reasons for declining to hear the appeals, which were filed by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Phi
CBS Local CBS4/TV33
added Jun 9, 2014 17:02
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[New York] The Brian Lehrer Show: Justice Stevens' Six New Amendments

John Paul Stevens, retired Supreme Court Justice and author of Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution (Little, Brown and Company, 2014), offers six specific amendments to be made to the US Constitution
WNYC Radio
added May 2, 2014 11:21
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[Florida] Cigarette Makers Launch New Bid to End Engle Woes ($$)

Tobacco companies facing thousands of smoker lawsuits in Florida filed their ninth batch of U.S. Supreme Court petitions last week, claiming that the Florida courts are trampling on their constitutional rights in the so-called Engle progeny litigation.
Litigation Daily
added Apr 7, 2014 14:37
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Supreme Court Strikes Down Overall Political Donation Cap

The 5-to-4 decision, with the court’s more conservative members in the majority, echoed Citizens United, the 2010 decision that struck down limits on independent campaign spending by corporations and unions.
New York Times
added Apr 2, 2014 23:05
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