Citizens United and Corporate Campaign Money: It’s Much More than the Appearance of Corruption

By: Tuesday August 14, 2012 5:08 pm

As we move into heavy campaigning season, let us reflect on Citizens United. Perhaps the silliest statement in the opinion written by Justice Anthony Kennedy is the one in which the majority concluded that corporate campaign contributions to no corrupt or create an appearance of corruption. In fact there are many studies that show the do corrupt.

 

The Illness of Judge Jerry Smith

By: Wednesday April 4, 2012 6:30 pm

Before I retired from law practice, it would never have dawned on me to direct my mother’s language at Judges, who held my clients’ interests in the palm of their hands. We did, however, have a term for the likes of Smith: we said he had a case of black robe fever. It’s a disease that lesser minds get when they realize that they are appointed for life, and they don’t have to answer to anyone for their actions.

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