“Congressional Overrides of Supreme Court Statutory Interpretation Decisions, 1967–2011″

Matthew Christiansen and Bill Eskridge have posted this draft on SSRN (forthcoming Texas Law Review).  Here is the abstract: In 1991, one of us published a groundbreaking study demonstrating that Congress frequently overrides Supreme Court statutory interpretation decisions. The intervening … Continue reading

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“Shelby and Section 3: Pulling the Voting Rights Act’s Pocket Trigger to Protect Voting Rights after Shelby County v. Holder”

Paul Wiley has posted this draft student note on SSRN (forthcoming, Washington and Lee Law Review).  Here is the abstract: The Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder presents voting rights advocates with a difficult challenge: finding an effective … Continue reading

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“How to reverse a supreme court attack on democracy: fight for voting rights; John Roberts’ wrecking ball got you mad as hell? Don’t take his court’s electoral destruction for granted anymore”

I have written this piece for The Guardian.  It begins: Many Americans, especially on the left, are up in arms about the US supreme court’s decision last week in McCutcheon v FEC, which further deregulates campaign financing. Now the super-wealthy … Continue reading

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