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The recall at least spurred some new, creative ideas

Until the campaigning got serious in the recall election that unsuccessfully targeted California Gov. Gavin Newsom, this state had not for years heard very many new and creative ideas for solving its many problems. But suddenly during the recall, the air was full of them. Sure, the campaign season saw...
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Overturn Citizens United: Durbin Joins Introduction Of Constitutional Amendment

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, joined U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to announce the reintroduction of the Democracy for All Amendment. The constitutional amendment would overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC decision, as well as other alarming decisions around campaign finance that led to floods of corporate and dark money in politics an Continue Reading
CONGRESS & COURTS
Quad-Cities Times

Erwin Chemerinsky: Evidence: Court is ‘partisan hacks’

If Supreme Court justices don’t want to be seen as “partisan hacks,” they should not act like them. In a speech last week at the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville Law School, Justice Amy Coney Barrett said, “This court is not comprised of a bunch of partisan hacks.” She added, “Judicial philosophies are not the same as political parties.”
CONGRESS & COURTS
Gainesville.com

Politicians represent those who fund them, muting the public’s voice

If you have ever responded to an online poll, petition or funding appeal from a political action group or candidate, or made a donation to a candidate or a cause, you probably have had this experience. Your attempt to be an involved citizen by expressing your views in the online world immediately subjects you to a barrage of solicitations, not only from the site initially engaged with but others some only vaguely connected.
GAINESVILLE, FL
Washington Times

In defense of Gov. Kristi Noem’s conservative credentials

A conservative governor leading the charge to defend God-given liberty in the United States is being criticized by some Washington insiders who say she isn’t conservative enough for them. Attacks from inside the beltway on political outsiders are nothing new; eerily similar attacks were orchestrated against Donald J. Trump by the same gang, and we all know the result. The ad hominem political attacks were ineffective and swatted away in favor of leadership, innovative policies, and guts.
POLITICS
northwestgeorgianews.com

Commentary: Are Supreme Court justices ‘partisan hacks’? All the evidence says yes

If Supreme Court justices don’t want to be seen as “partisan hacks,” they should not act like them. In a speech last week at the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville Law School, Justice Amy Coney Barrett said, “This court is not comprised of a bunch of partisan hacks.” She added, “Judicial philosophies are not the same as political parties.”
CONGRESS & COURTS
Times-Leader

Say hello to the new “oligarchy of speech’

As the price of something precious, the dissemination of speech, declines steeply, society is facing some disquieting consequences of the cheap speech that the Internet enables. Among the responses are conservatives demanding new government regulations of privately owned but liberal-leaning businesses. And liberals, who excoriated the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision that corporations and unions have a constitutional right to fund speech about political candidates (independent of the candidates’ campaigns), are defending the freedom of enormous corporations to influence political speech.
INTERNET
Sonoma Index Tribune

CalFocus: This recall race spurred some new ideas

These might not all be practical plans, but they were refreshingly original. Until the campaigning got serious in the recall election that unsuccessfully targeted California Gov. Gavin Newsom, this state had not for years heard very many new and creative ideas for solving its many problems. But suddenly during the...
ELECTIONS
Citizen Online

Chemerinsky: Are Supreme Court justices 'partisan hacks'?

If Supreme Court justices don’t want to be seen as “partisan hacks,” they should not act like them. In a speech last week at the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville Law School, Justice Amy Coney Barrett said, “This court is not comprised of a bunch of partisan hacks.” She added, “Judicial philosophies are not the same as political parties.”
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