Hillary Says We Should Rewrite the First Amendment, If That’s What It Takes to Reverse Citizens United

Joel Gehrke National Review 4/14/2015

Hillary Clinton endorsed a constitutional amendment today to reverse the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. FEC​. Clinton said that the Citizens United ruling should be reversed “once and for all, even if it takes a constitutional amendment,” according to MSNBC’s Ari Melber.

In Citizens United, the Court ruled […]

Seven Unions Top Kochs in Super PAC Spending—and That’s Just the Money We Know About

Majority of political spending by labor unions won’t be known until 2015

Bill McMorris The Washington Free Beacon 11/3/2014

Seven labor unions have given more money to super PACs than the Koch Brothers.

The National Education Association, the largest teachers union in the country, has spent more than $22 million on super PACs in the […]

'You personally did not cause the targeting. You personally did not destroy the emails. But by your actions and your deception, you now own this scandal.'

‘We have a problem with you, and you have a problem maintaining your credibility’: House Republicans slam IRS commissioner as they subpoena a White House lawyer in ‘missing emails’ case

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified Monday in a rare evening hearing, just days after being called a liar in another House proceeding He defended the […]

Cruz Slams Anti-Free Speech Udall Amendment in Wall Street Journal Op-Ed

Andrew Stiles The Washington Free Beacon 6/2/2014

More than 40 Senate Democrats have signed on to a constitutional amendment proposed by Senator Tom Udall’s (D., N.M.) that would fundamentally alter the right to free speech.

Republicans are attacking the proposal, which would “give Congress clear authority in the Constitution to regulate the campaign finance system,” […]

Dem. Elijah Cummings defends shocking emails showing he coordinated with IRS effort to target True the Vote

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Michael Dorstewitz BizPac Review 4/10/2014

…At a February committee hearing, Cummings claimed that any notion that he or his staff had put True The Vote “on the radar screen” of the IRS was “absolutely incorrect and untrue.”

This new information, in the form of letters and emails from 2012 […]

Bloggers = Media for First Amendment Libel Law Purposes

Eugene Volokh The Volokh Conspiracy 1/17/2014

So holds today’s Obsidian Finance Group v. Cox (9th Cir. Jan. 17, 2014) (in which I represented the defendant). To be precise, the Ninth Circuit concludes that all who speak to the public, whether or not they are members of the institutional press, are equally protected by the First […]