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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

“Supreme Injustice”: Online at The New York Times, Thomas B. Edsall has an essay that begins, “The Supreme Court’s ruling earlier this spring in McCutcheon v F.E.C., which increased the amount of money donors can contribute to political campaigns for federal office, has added new fuel to an 80-year-old debate between those who contend that the Supreme Court decides cases on the basis of abstract principles of law and those who argue that judicial rulings are based primarily on political and economic considerations.”

Posted at 11:42 PM by Howard Bashman

“Wide Majorities Losing Faith In John Roberts’ Supreme Court, Want Term Limits”: Ryan Grim of The Huffington Post has this article reporting on “a new survey by the Democratic-aligned firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner.”

Posted at 11:28 PM by Howard Bashman

“Federal appeals court stays ruling halting Doe probe into Walker recall”: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has this news update reporting on an order that a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued today.

And The Associated Press reports that “Appeals court delays Wisconsin governor’s big win.”

At his “Election Law Blog,” Rick Hasen discusses the development in a post titled “7th Circuit Issues Stay in Wisconsin John Doe Case,”

Posted at 11:11 PM by Howard Bashman

“If Ruth Bader Ginsburg Retires, How Would the Court Shift?” Linda Killian has this post today at’s “Washington Wire” blog.

Posted at 10:34 AM by Howard Bashman

“After Oklahoma’s botched execution, here comes the cover-up; There is nothing independent about this ‘independent investigation'”: Andrew Cohen has this essay online today at The Week.

And in today’s news, The Tulsa World reports that “Lawyers for executed Oklahoma inmate say a second autopsy will be conducted; Lawyers for an executed inmate say a private doctor will do the examination.”

The Associated Press has a report headlined “Lawsuit: Controversy should delay Texas execution.”

And The Washington Post reports that “States should use a single drug for executions, criminal justice experts say.”

Posted at 10:30 AM by Howard Bashman