Well, suffice it to say, it’s been an exciting week or so for law nerds. Here is the latest round up of the best o’ the blawgosphere:
The Citizens United case generated a slew of interesting, must-read commentary. Here’s a taste of it:
- Jan Crawford’s “Supreme Court Ruling Will Cause Major Upheaval in Campaigns,” and “Obama Skewers Court–and Signals Change Ahead.”
- Professor Rick Garnett’s “Citizens United and corporations’ speech-goals.“
- Professor Eugene Volokh’s “Money and Speech,” “Citizens United and the Mainstream Media,” and “Lessened Corporate First Amendment Rights and Media Corporations.”
- Professor Ilya Somin’s “Should People Acting through Corporations be Denied Constitutional Rights Because Corporations are ‘State-Created Entities?‘”, “Why Restrictions on Corporate Speech Reduce Political Equality,” and “People Organized as Corporations are People Too.”
- Professor Stephen Bainbridge’s “Citizens United v FEC: The First Amendment Rights of Corporate “Persons,” ”Citizens United, Corporate Personhood, and Nexus of Contracts Theory,” and “Citizens United v. FEC: Stevens’ Pernicious Version of the Concession Theory.”
- Anthony Dick does a fine job of defending Citizens Unitedover at NRO’s Bench Memos.
Jan Crawford discusses the possibility of Justice Stevens retiring from the Supreme Court at the end of this term.
Professor Jonathan H. Adler defends President Obama and Justice Alito.
Justice O’Connor still refuses to leave the stage.
The AP reports that there will be ”no manslaughter defense in abortion doc’s slaying.”
In case you were wondering, there is no constitutional right to dance in the Jefferson Memorial.
A state appellate law clerk “is out of a job after ghostwriting claim.”