Tuesday, March 01, 2011

A Busy Day In The Law

Imperial Walker
defeated by Constitution!
Some slight limit on the personal rights of corporations has surfaced in today's FCC v. AT&T. Whether this is a meaningful limitation on Citizens United or just an anamoly in a particularly egregious case remains to be seen, but it is difficult to square the two cases (regardless of the embarassed hand-waving of Roberts) since the former was (ostensbly) decided on constitutional grounds and the latter was (apparantly) statutory (and therefore subserviant to the Constitution).


And on the state Constitutional front, it appears that Wisconsin's state constitutional requirement of an open legislature has (perhaps temporarily) resulted in a court order barring an imperial executive's desire to sweep the rabble from the Capitol (insert mandatory jokes about the Imperial Walker.)

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