As Predicted, Congressional Override of SCOTUS on Child Pornography Proceeds Full Speed Ahead

Back in April I explained why conditions were right, despite great political polarization, for Congress to override the Supreme Court’s statutory decision in Paroline v. US on the right of child pornography victims to obtain restitution. And very quickly now … Continue reading

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“Liberal donors eye new long-term investments in states and new voters to boost Democrats”

WaPo: A group of wealthy liberal donors who helped bankroll the Center for American Progress and other major advocacy groups on the left is developing a new big-money strategy that could boost state-level Democratic candidates and mobilize core party voters. … Continue reading

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“The Last Days of Disco: Why the American Political System is Dysfunctional”

Jack Balkin has posted this draft on SSRN (Boston U. Law Review).  Here is the abstract: Today, America’s political system seems remarkably dysfunctional. Many people believe that our 225-year-old Constitution is the problem. But what looks like constitutional dysfunction is … Continue reading

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“The Campaign Casino: Elections Have Become a Get-Rich-Quick Scheme, and the Press Is Missing the Story”

Lee Aitkin has written a new paper for Harvard’s Shorenstein Center.  Here is an excerpt: The 2012 campaign cycle was “the greatest windfall” for political operatives in American history, Democratic consultant Hank Sheinkopf has said—a $6 billion spending frenzy unmatched … Continue reading

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