October 16, 2010

"In court of public opinion, U.S. justices mostly get it right"

The LA Times offers this report about the survey research of Nate Persily and Steve Ansolabehere. A notable exception to the trend in the headline: "The campaign finance decision in January 'is very out of step with public opinion,' Persily said. In the Citizens United case, the court struck down a federal law that barred corporations or unions from spending money to support or oppose candidates for office. The respondents not only opposed the decision, but 85% of them said corporations should be required to get the approval of their shareholders before spending money on political campaigns."

Posted by Rick Hasen at October 16, 2010 07:06 PM