Jan 26

Constitution Check: Where does the campaign against Citizens United go next?



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Because the Constitution makes it so difficult to add an amendment to it, and because there is such a deep disagreement about the role that money is to play in American politics, the chances that an anti-Citizens United amendment will gain enough support to pass remain slim, at best.



Jan 22

This week and the Constitution: Civic awesomeness, amending, and GOP one-upmanship



Posted 2 years, 2 months ago.

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More than ever, citizens, pundits, and politicians are turning to the Constitution for answers–and sometimes ammunition, as they try to prove the Constitution is on their side.



Jan 12

Elections, Money and the Limits of Constitutional Logic



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In 1921, when Benjamin Cardozo was a justice on New York’s highest state court (about a decade before he would become a Supreme Court Justice), he cautioned in a famous lecture series that logic could become too strong a driving force as judges decided cases.



Dec 13

Political trouble ahead for the Supreme Court



Posted 2 years, 4 months ago.

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Hard to believe, but the controversies that followed Bush v. Gore and Citizens United may be more than matched in the new year.



Nov 29

The “Occupy” amendment’s gloomy fate



Posted 2 years, 4 months ago.

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The “People’s Rights Amendment” would end any constitutional recognition of corporations as “people.”