June 28, 2010

Justice Thomas Takes Swipe at Tillman in His Gun Case Concurrence Today

Robbin Stewart points me to footnote 22 of Justice Thomas's concurring opinion in McDonald:

    Tillman went on to a long career as South Carolina's Governor and, later, United States Senator. Tillman's contributions to campaign finance law have been discussed in our recent cases on that subject.See Citizens United v. Federal Election Comm'n, 558 U. S. ___, ___ (2010) (STEVENS, J., dissenting) (slip. op., at 2, 42, 56, 87) (discussing at length the Tillman Act of 1907, 34 Stat. 864). His contributions to the culture of terrorism that grew in the wake of Cruikshank had an even more dramatic and tragic effect.
(my emphasis).

Posted by Rick Hasen at June 28, 2010 04:22 PM