Reid, Whose Campaigns are Funded by Law Firms, Claims Supreme Court Decision Drowns “Voices of Working Americans”


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Since 2009, Reid scored $3.6 million from law firms

CPAC 2010 – Final Day


The final day of CPAC 2010 (Saturday 2-20) did not disappoint.  An array of conservative heavy-hitters, panel discussions and film offerings kept things interesting and conference attendees engaged.  The exchange of ideas and the inherently intellectual exercise that is conservatism was fully in evidence.
Things got off to a rousing start with a short but passionate [...]

Justice Thomas Defends Campaign Finance Ruling – NYTimes.com


WASHINGTON — In expansive remarks at a law school in Florida, Justice Clarence Thomas on Tuesday vigorously defended the Supreme Court’s recent campaign finance decision. And Justice Thomas explained that he did not attend State of the Union addresses — he missed the dust-up when President Obama used the occasion last week to criticize the […]

Obama Is Huey Long


Harvard Law School’s answer to Huey Long unmasked himself during a joint session of Congress two days ago.
At the State of the Union address on Wednesday President Obama conducted himself like a chest-beating Latin American caudillo when he took the unprecented unusual step of dressing down the black robed Supreme Court justices seated in front of him.
Interrupted [...]

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George Will and the Left’s Hypocrisy over Citizens United


With the SOTU already well-covered here at NewsReal, we will take a narrower focus. George Will’s column in today’s Washington Post must have been written before the President’s speech, but it delivers a stinging rebuke to one of Obama’s talking points, as well as the leftist media’s phony outrage over the recent Citizens United v. [...]

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A Victory for Free Speech


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The Cato Institute’s Ilya Shapiro explains why the Supreme Court’s ruling this week was a win for free expression and democracy.

Supreme Court Overturns Limits on Election Spending – WSJ.com


Freedom has had its best week in many years. On Tuesday, Massachusetts put a Senate check on a reckless Congress, and yesterday the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision supporting free political speech by overturning some of Congress’s more intrusive limits on election spending. In a season of marauding government, the Constitution rides to the […]

John Samples and Ilya Shapiro: Free Speech for All – Cato Institute


Will the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision destroy American democracy? You might think so given the responses of its critics. The Citizens United decision, far from signaling the fall of the republic, strengthens the First Amendment and freedom of speech.Let’s start with the facts of the case. Citizens United, a nonprofit political advocacy group, produced […]

Supreme Court May Strike Down Campaign Finance Regulation Tomorrow


The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled a special sitting tomorrow.  It usually does so only when a very important decision is announced.
The betting is that the Court is poised to announce its decision in the critical Citizens United campaign finance case.  The result could be a major re-affirmation of the First Amendment,  overturning precedents that had [...]

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