Ohio Early Voting Law Grants A Potentially Unconstitutional Preference To Military Voters

The Obama campaign is challenging an Ohio law that gives members of the military three extra days to vote. They have a very persuasive argument.

What Citizens United Changed: Not Much

While the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United has been blamed for the massive increase in money in this year’s campaign, it really wasn’t the culprit.

Campaign Spending, Free Speech, and Disclosure

The Koch brothers will spend more money in this election cycle than the entire McCain campaign did in 2008.

Citizens United Was About Freedom Of Speech, Not “Corporate Rights.”

Opponents of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United continue to miss the point of what the case was really about.

Further Thoughts On The Roberts “Switched Vote” Story

There’s very little evidence or logic to support the attacks coming from the right against Chief Justice Roberts.

Is The Supreme Court A “Threat” To Democracy? Of Course Not

In advance of tomorrow’s ruling, some pundits on the left are displaying some very odd views on the role of the law in American politics.

Supreme Court Rejects Montana Law, Rules That Citizens United Applies To States

An unsurprising decision from the Supreme Court.

In Advance Of ObamaCare Ruling, The Attacks On The Supreme Court Begin

We don’t know what the Supreme Court will have to say about the Affordable Care Act, but their decision is already being attacked.

Why Has Public Approval Of The Supreme Court Declined?

Public opinion of the Supreme Court has declined in recent years. But It’s not because of anything the Court did.

Wisconsin Post-Mortem: Winners, Losers, And What Comes Next

What lessons can we draw from the Wisconsin Recall?

ObamaCare And The Supreme Court’s Legitimacy

Is the Supreme Court risking it’s legitimacy if it strikes down the individual mandate?

ObamaCare Goes Before The Supreme Court: A Preview

Starting tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court dives into the most significant case that has been before it in many years.

Citizens United Not The Problem

Billionaires have been free to donate as much money as they want to activist groups since the dawn of the Republic.

Mitt Romney Is Not Running Out of Money

An odd meme’s developing that Mitt Romney’s campaign is in financial trouble.

Unsurprisingly, Obama Re-Elect Will Accept SuperPAC Aid

The Obama Campaign is being criticized for agreeing to play the SuperPAC game like everyone else does.

Stephen Colbert’s Super PAC Joke’s On Him

Virtually everything Stephen Colbert is doing was legal before Citizens United.

Another Round Of Hand-Wringing Over “Negative Campaigns”

Once again, the punditocracy is bemoaning the rise of so-called “negative campaigning.”

Stephen Colbert’s Joke Super PAC Tops $1 Million

Stephen Colbert’s super PAC, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, has raised a little over a million dollars.

Citizens United And The SOPA/PIPA Blackout: Why The First Amendment Matters

Some questions for opponents of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United.

Common Ground Between Occupy Wall Street And The Tea Party

More in common than they might think.

Citizens United And The Foolish Attack On Corporate Personhood

A new set of proposed Constitutional Amendments reveals that many people still don’t understand what Citizens United was about.

The End Of America’s Political Parties?

Are America’s political parties become irrelevant?

Does Herman Cain Also Have A Campaign Finance Problem?

Another potential problem for the Cain campaign.

American Government for Sale?

Is money the only thing that matters in post-Citizens United American politics?

Obama Administration Petitions Supreme Court To Review 11th Circuit Ruling On ObamaCare

The health care battle is formally joined in the Supreme Court.

GOP 2012 Race A Replay Of 2008 Democratic Race?

Will 2012 be the Republican version of the 2008 race between President Obama and Hillary Clinton?

Mitt Romney Is Right: Corporations Are [Made Up Of] People

Although he didn’t get the words quite right yesterday, Mitt Romney was exactly right about corporations.

Obama: Big Donors and Grassroots Supporters

The Obama campaign is stressing that 98 percent of its donations were from little guys contributing $250 or less. But 40 percent of the money came from a handful of major donors.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Parts Of Arizona Campaign Finance Law

Another major campaign finance case from the Supreme Court.

Judge Strikes Down Ban on Corporate Giving

The next shoe has dropped in the battle between campaign finance laws and the 1st Amendment.

Colbert Super PAC, Citizens United, and Silly Election Laws

Stephen Colbert has been running an ongoing shtick in which he’s trying to start a political action committee, gets letters from his Viacom bosses poo-pooing the idea, and then inviting his lawyer on to explain ways to get around these concerns.

Campaign Donation Disclosure and Incumbent Backlash

Public disclosure of campaign contributions makes it easier for incumbents to pressure backers of their opponent.

Corporations Don’t Have Privacy Rights

Sometimes the most sensible result can be the hardest to reach. This isn’t one of those times.

The New York Times Discovers That Corporate Speech Isn’t A Bad Idea After All

New York Times writer Adam Liptak discovers that a Supreme Court decision protecting “corporate speech” might not be a bad thing considering that he works for a corporation.

No, Net Neutrality Is Not A Government Takeover Of The Internet

Contrary to current conservative talking points, Net Neutrality is not a nefarious government scheme to takeover the Internet, but is aimed to address a real problem. Like most ideas that involve the government, though, it doesn’t really address the real source of the problem; not enough freedom

Justice Alito Won’t Attend Next State Of The Union

Justice Alito said recently he won’t be attending the next State of the Union address. Sounds like a good idea to me.

Citizens United, More Myth Than Legend

Citizens United really wasn’t that big a deal.

Senate Tables DISCLOSE Act, For Now

Thanks to a united Republican Caucus, the Senate failed to take up a deeply flawed campaign finance “reform” bill.

Almost Everything You Know About The Supreme Court Is Wrong

Not surprisingly, American’s partisan views on the Supreme Court are pretty much wrong.

Kagan Ends Testimony With Confirmation Assured

Not surprisingly, Elena Kagan finished her testimony without giving any real ammunition to the Republicans.

Kagan Backtracks On “Meaningful Discussion Of Legal Issues”

Elena Kagan’s interest in vigorous and open confirmation hearings ended roughly the moment she was sworn in by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Alito: Not True