Guest post by Ben Roxborough. Mr. Roxborough is one of a few dual citizens who have completed federal court clerkships in both the United States and Australia. He has clerked in the U.S. for three years and practiced in Australia for five years, writing articles on how Australian courts developed a workable doctrine for patentable […]
"Tonight for the interview..." -- or The Interview as this species of schmooze is known on The Rachel Maddow Show -- "we've got a sitting Supreme Court justice," trumpeted Maddow on her program Friday night. "What?! Yes!... It is very...Show More Summary
A recent Bloomberg poll showing 78 percent of Americans in favor of overturning the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling received no coverage on national nightly news programs for ABC, CBS, NBC or PBS, nor Sunday morning political talk shows on ABC, FOX, or NBC. Show More Summary
The California Supreme Court appeared ready Tuesday to allow the Legislature to ask voters their view of a controversial U.S. Supreme Court ruling that expanded corporate and union spending in federal elections. The court’s posture during a hearing Tuesday contrasted with its decision a year ago...
Iran has threatened to boycott next week’s Frankfurt Book Fair because organisers have invited the author Salman Rushdie, who still has a fatwa against him, as a guest speaker. Rushdie, a British citizen who now lives in the United States, was made subject of the fatwa — a religious...
California legislators decided last year to ask voters whether they supported overturning a landmark ruling that allowed unlimited corporate spending to support or denounce federal candidates. A conservative taxpayers group balked, arguing that state legislators lack the power to put advisory measures...
Philly.com: The corruption case against New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez has become a battleground over the controversial Supreme Court decision that allowed the flood of campaign money that is reshaping elections. I remain skeptical of the tension between the two. … Continue reading ?
As Chief Justice John Roberts celebrates 10 years at the helm of our Nation's High Court, there's little question that the Roberts Court's five-to-four ruling in Citizens United v. FEC -- which allowed corporations and unions to spend...Show More Summary
This is how you know something's wrong here: Menendez' corruption defense relies on a Supreme Court decision - Citizens United - that he once assailed and called 'a dark day for democracy'. Ouch. The people who bet on stuff for a living aren't betting on Christie. Show More Summary
By Jake Anderson of Antimedia It’s a new era of American politics. With regard to campaign finance, the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling — and the arguably worse McCutcheon v. FEC ruling — opened the doors to unrestricted corporate funding of our national elections. Show More Summary
"Hell hath no fury like Manchester City scorned," or at last that appeared to be the case as Sergio Aguero thundered five past Newcastle United on Saturday to put his side back on top of the Premier League table. The Citizens rose from...Show More Summary
Every year, unique people—each with their own cultural history—become new citizens of the United States. Must they leave their own heritage behind?
The numbers don’t lie: Each year some 300,000 foreign citizens arrive in the United States to experience American culture and society through the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program (EVP).
As John Roberts begins his second decade as the chief justice, a number of Supreme Court rulings during his tenure are once more in the news, perhaps none more so than Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission. The 5-4 decision, which applied First Amendment guarantees of fre
My accent does media over here the United Kingdom, explaining to the fair citizens of the southwest of England why my home country appears to be composed of blood thirsty gun owners, while likewise utterly unable to do a damned thing about it. Bill Buckley, the 1-3pm presenter on BBC Radio Devon, is very good. He […]
WaPo: O’Malley is pushing for a constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United court decision, tougher enforcement of existing campaign finance laws and a public financing system that would provide Americans with a $25 refundable tax credit for donating to … Continue reading ?
The United States doesn't require any public service, military or the like, of its citizens. However, many people still work in government at some point, whether it's a clerk job at the beginning of a lawyer's career or as an educator for a state-run university. Show More Summary
One is an American citizen who rose through the ranks of one of Mexico’s most vicious drug cartels. The other is a former cop who left the police force to take up a life of crime. Edgar “La Barbie” Valdez Villarreal and Jorge Eduardo “El Coss” Costilla Sanchez were in custody in the United States...
The United States has no real idea how many Afghan troops, health centers or schools its money has backed. The money is almost certainly going to pay for personnel who never existed.
At the Lectern: There will likely be lots of people attending next week’s argument of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association v. Padilla, the case to decide whether the Legislature can ask the voters to give their advisory opinion — through an … Continue reading ?