“Kavanaugh and Campaign Finance: Republican National Committee v. Federal Election Commission”

Charles Davis on SCOTUSBlog: Kavanaugh’s opinion showed hostility towards the Supreme Court’s views in McConnell. It questioned the theory that these [soft money] limits could be justified simply by the close connection between political parties and candidates or officeholders, and more … Continue reading

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“How Justice Kennedy’s Successor Will Wreak Havoc on Voting Rights and American Democracy”

I have written this piece for Slate. It begins: Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement from the Supreme Court last week, was certainly the “swing justice” in key cases on major issues from abortion to gay rights. But when … Continue reading

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Breaking: Supreme Court affirms without opinion lower court order rejecting partisan gerrymandering claim in North Carolina

Breaking: Supreme Court affirms without opinion lower court order rejecting partisan gerrrymandering claim in North Carolina https://t.co/GDhucsNWGM But two other cases remain pending and will work their way back to Court next term. This is somewhat of a surprise /1 … Continue reading

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Listen to New Books in Political Science Podcast, with Me Talking to Heath Brown About My Scalia book

Funny, rude & innovative, Antonin Scalia was a disrupter on the court. @rickhasen's THE JUSTICE OF CONTRADICTIONS (@yalepress) wrestles w/Scalia’s favored ways of interpreting the law, textualism & originalism. He joins @heathbrown for this #podcast. https://t.co/gzK2tSsWLo pic.twitter.com/4xR3QEHUNS — NB Political … Continue reading

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Parties in in North Carolina Partisan Gerrymandering Case Spar Over Whether U.S. Supreme Court Should Hear Case or Remand the Case Following Gill

The Court had the case on its conference docket for today, but it is possible these supplemental briefs will further delay disposition of the case. Jun 19 2018 Second supplemental brief of appellees Common Cause, et al. filed. (Distributed) Main … Continue reading

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Wisconsin: “Democrats seek to bring redistricting case back to Supreme Court before 2020 elections”

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Wisconsin Republicans are claiming victory with Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision to send a lawsuit over the state’s legislative boundaries back to a lower court without addressing whether the map is constitutionally drawn. But Democrats say the ruling doesn’t put … Continue reading

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