As you’ve no doubt heard by now, in an extraordinary escalation of tension between President Barack Obama and the sitting justices of the Supreme Court during last night’s State of the Union address, Justice Samuel Alito gave us this year’s “Joe Wilson moment” by shaking his head and mouthing “Not true…” in response to the following statement by the President:
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by David H. Gans, Director of the Human Rights, Civil Rights, and Citizenship Program, Constitutional Accountability Center. This piece is cross-posted at ACSblog, and is the third installment of a four-part debate hosted by ACSblog on the constitutional rights of corporations between Mr. Gans and Michael S. Greve of the American Enterprise Institute. All posts from the debate are available here.
by Doug Kendall, President & Founder, and Hannah McCrea, Online Communications Director, of Constitutional Accountability Center (CAC)
On Wednesday, February 2, U.S. District Judge John Bates will hear oral argument in one of the most important civil rights cases pending in the lower federal courts, Shelby County v.
Progressives may have thought the victory of Scott Brown in Massachusetts earlier this week was bad news, but today’s Supreme Court 5-4 ruling in Citizens United v. FEC may ultimately prove far more devastating.
by Xan White, Research & Special Projects Associate, Constitutional Accountability Center
There is already a vast amount of commentary on today’s revolutionary—and not in a good way—campaign finance ruling in Citizens United; here’s our statement on the case, and we will post our own analysis of the decision shortly.
WASHINGTON, DC — The Supreme Court today re-wrote the Constitution to give corporations—never mentioned in the Constitution—the same right to influence the electoral process as “We the People.”
by David H. Gans, Director of the Human Rights, Civil Rights, and Citizenship Program, Constitutional Accountability Center. This piece is cross-posted at ACSblog, and opens an ACSblog debate on the constitutional rights of corporations between Mr. Gans and Michael S. Greve of the American Enterprise Institute. Mr. Greve's post is scheduled to appear on ACSblog tomorrow.
by Doug Kendall, President & Founder, Constitutional Accountability Center
Yesterday we learned that the parties in Pottawattamie County v. McGhee, which was argued before the Supreme Court on Nov. 4 and posed a challenge to the court-created doctrine of “absolute prosecutorial immunity,” settled the case and agreed to have the Court dismiss it.