Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Up and Coming

As the Supreme Court begins its new term on Monday (and with a new chief justice too, barring any unforeseen events between now and Thursday afternoon), it will take up an important case in the realm of campaign finance, the NYTimes reports on Wednesday. Linda Greenhouse's discussion of the case is excellent - basically it revolves around the constitutionality of spending limits placed on political candidates by the states. Lower courts have divided on the issue, and a resolution from the Supreme Court is definitely necessary. It will certainly be very interesting to see the eventual result of this case (probably sometime around next June).

Personally, I'm hopeful (although it's quite unlikely) that the Court might revisit its 1976 Buckley v. Valeo ruling and decide to distinguish money from speech. The two hardly seem equivalent.

I'm a bit bogged down with class-work at the moment so posts may be sparse for the next few days, but I'll try to check in when I can.

1 Comments:

At 2:03 PM, Blogger larmen said...

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