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Court Bans Teachers From Wearing Political Pins? Free Speech Apparently Preserved Only For Companies

Earlier this week Federal Judge Lewis Kaplan upheld a NYC Dept of Ed regulation that banned teachers from wearing political pins in support of a candidate in the classroom. He cited the school’s need for an independent environment free of electioneering. But it is a curious decision in that just a few days earlier, his […]

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Supreme Court Overturns Precedent and Hangs “For Sale” Sign on Democracy

The recent Citizens United case (“CU”) has gotten a lot of attention of course as it will have a profound impact on the future of American politics.  To summarize this very complicated case is not easy, but I will try: Before CU campaign finance reform laws set limits on the amounts that corporations could spend […]