"I might be the one vote that makes a difference. I feel like a citizen of the United States again," said one ex-offender who recently regained his rights. The post Virginia Republicans Sue To Stop 200,000 Ex-Felons From Voting appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Brad Smith in the Atlantic: Notable, however, was that the Supreme Court’s progressive wing dissented not merely from the judgment, but from the grant of certiorari itself, because there was no “significant possibility of reconsideration” of Citizens United by the … Continue reading ?
The remaining presidential candidates have each said they’d fix big money in political races. But if the Supreme Court overturned its latest campaign-finance rulings, would anything really change?
John McGinnis LAT oped. … Continue reading ?
Once upon a time, liberals pushed free speech at every opportunity. They lauded Justices Oliver Wendell Holmes and Louis Brandeis for protecting unpopular views early in the last century. During the 1960s, Berkeley's Free Speech Movement demanded the right to demonstrate politically on campus -...
Brendan Fischer writes for Bill Moyers. … Continue reading ?
What has changed since the controversial Citizens United decision? How has campaign spending changed over the past six years, whether through federal campaign contributions or through Super PACs? And what sort of effect will it have on the current presidential election?
We also have to address the unaccountable dark money in politics. I think the Supreme Court made a grave error with its Citizens United decision. And I will do everything I can do to appoint Supreme Court Justices who will protect the right to vote and not the right of billionaires to buy elections. – […]
The 2011 National Transgender Discrimination survey found that, as compared with the population at large, the 700,000 transgender or gender-nonconforming citizens of the United States are four times as likely to earn less than $10,000...Show More Summary
Should the United States allow its citizens to buy oil from countries run by bad men? Is this a case where morality trumps the usual case for free trade? Leif Wenar, professor of philosophy at King's College, London and author of Blood...Show More Summary
In The Line Of Fire has returned to Investigation Discovery with an amazing line-up of true-crime stories, showing America’s heroes–the police officers–who dedicate their daily lives to protect citizens around the United States. Presented...Show More Summary
I have written this oped for the National Law Journal. It begins: You don’t have to be a lover of the U.S. Supreme Court’s noxious Citizens United v. FEC case to be troubled by the corruption prosecution of Virginia governor … Continue reading ?
MapLight: In 1939, the Internal Revenue Service granted tax-exempt status to a group that had been active in New York City politics for years. The agency determined that The Citizens Union of the City of New York earned its status … Continue reading ?
More than 10,000 Polish citizens signed a petition urging the country's authorities to strive for changes in the current texts of the EU free trade pacts with the United States and Canada to ensure they do not pose threat to Poland's agricultural sector.
As one who has seen the work of the United Nations from near and far over many years, I strongly believe the world is a better place because of its work. Over the past 70 years, it has helped end conflicts, fostered development, setShow More Summary
On Thursday the California Assembly is expected to vote on whether to place a question on the November ballot targeting the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. That's the controversial 2010 ruling in which the court held that the 1st Amendment allows corporations to spend unlimited amounts...
Is United States v. McDonnell going to be another Citizens Union disaster? The Supreme Court is poised to answer that question soon. For those persons who believe that public corruption, influence peddling, and pay-to-play are bad for democracy and bad for good government, they should be very worried. Show More Summary
Duck Dynasty head honcho Phil Robertson has teamed up with Citizens United to attack – and make money from – anti-trans “bathroom laws” in North Carolina and other states. Citizens United is best known for its part in a Supreme Cour… Read The post Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson Praises ‘Bathroom Bills’: ‘We’re Losing Our Soul’ to Trans Rights – VIDEO appeared first on Towleroad.
Robertson teams up with Citizens United to solicit money for "bathroom bills" and "religious freedom" legislation.
Manchester United's hopes of claiming a top-four finish in the Premier League were boosted on Sunday after Manchester City and Arsenal drew 2-2 at the Etihad Stadium in the latest leg of a hectic Week 37 schedule. The Citizens led twice...Show More Summary