Friday, January 22, 2010

Chemerinsky on the Citizens United Decision

Our colleague, Erwin Chemerinsky, wrote a blistering opinion piece in today's Los Angeles Times in which he describes the Citizens United decision as a "stunning example of judicial activism" that demonstrates that judicial and political conservatives' rhetoric about restraint is "laughable" and "nonsense."  Says Chemerinsky, "conservative justices are happy to be activists when it serves their ideological agenda."  He points out that the Court's conservative majority has been all too happy to limit freedom of speech for others, including government employees and students, but now has departed from clear precedent in order to expand freedom of speech for corporations.


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