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 United over 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 .”