A Clearer Read of James Samples’ Comments on Greenhouse on Caperton

Here, with hyperlinks, at the Brennan Center’s blog.
For what it’s worth, I agree with James. I think Linda understates the potential of the opinion to change the role of money in judicial elections. It is true Justice Kennedy talks a lot about this being an extreme case, but the standard is vague enough (as C.J. Roberts’ 40 questions proves) that this could take on a life of its own in the lower courts. And in the meantime, those who would throw big money around elections might decide it is risky to do so. In any event, she expressed a certainty I don’s have.

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