Jeffrey Rosen, the CEO of the National Constitution Center, argues that the Supreme Court should consider a broader historical definition of corruption, as it was understood by the Founding Fathers, as it considers the McCutcheon case about campaign finance.
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Congress had to know voters wouldn’t be happy with a government shutdown and a debt-ceiling crisis. But two recent polls show many Americans would fire all of Congress, or lobby for a new political party.
Should the Supreme Court expand or even eliminate campaign finance limits made by individuals? Ilya Shapiro from the Cato Institute and David H. Gans from the Constitutional Accountability Center sit down with the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen to debate key issues in the McCutcheon case.
Almost no one noticed when the book was quietly released this summer. It has perhaps the most benumbing title in publishing history. Yet inside this volume of previously confidential legal opinions is the story of how the surveillance state grew into a monster.
In this commentary, Professor Neil H. Buchanan from George Washington University says political brinkmanship is much less important than resolving the debt ceiling question permanently—a lesson that may be lost on the Obama administration and others in Washington.