In a way, the idea that the Supreme Court would overturn their landmark ruling in the Citizens United case, in just two years’ time, with the same personnel on the Court based on a state Supreme Court holding in Montana, of all places, was pretty fanciful. And the Court did not suprise anyone.
|By: David Dayen Monday June 25, 2012 12:40 pm|
|By: David Dayen Friday January 20, 2012 5:15 pm|
Today is the second anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. If you think it’s going well, ask your local Presidential candidate how he likes those SuperPAC ads.
Several actions are taking place today.
|By: Jon Walker Saturday March 5, 2011 7:00 pm|
There is basically little downside to being a small state, but the benefits are great. Because our highly unrepresentative Constitution gives every state, no matter how small, two United States senators, as a voter in the new state of Pima, your vote in the Senate would instantly be worth about six times what it was as citizen of Arizona!
|By: David Dayen Monday July 26, 2010 8:00 am|
The DISCLOSE Act will get a vote on a motion to proceed tomorrow in the Senate, in all likelihood, with a newer version from Chuck Schumer that includes some changes from the House version, some good, some bad
|By: Jon Walker Saturday July 10, 2010 7:00 pm|
Currently, 74 percent of Americans think the arcane Electoral College we use to elect our President should be abolished. That’s the finding of a poll by Penn Schoen Berland about what Americans think of the Constitution.