August 03, 2009

Two Articles on Citizens United

Marcia Coyle has written two very interesting articles on Citizens United for the National Law Journal. So far, unfortunately, they remain behind the paid subscriber wall. They are Another Big Decision Before the New Term and The Case at the Center Behind Citizens United, about Austin.

Despite the headline of the first article, I do not expect a decision in Citizens United before the start of the new Supreme Court term on the first Monday in October. McConnell v. FEC was argued Sept. 8, 2003 and decided December 10, 2003 (though it was a case with many more issues).

Meanwhile, Bob Bauer for the DNC has authored this amicus brief opposing the overruling of Austin, and making much of constitutional avoidance point in NAMUDNO.

Posted by Rick Hasen at August 3, 2009 07:34 AM