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The Supreme Court Building at night. (Image: Wikimedia Commons/ Slowking)
July 15, 2014 | Perspectives

Throughout American history, the Supreme Court largely has failed at its most important tasks of enforcing the Constitution and protecting the rights of minorities. Continue reading

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses for a photo in her chambers at the Supreme Court in Washington, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
July 11, 2014

Seven dissenting opinions objecting to key decisions by the Roberts Court. Continue reading

The United States Capitol, with the Supreme Court, left, and Library of Congress, right, and RFK Stadium behind, is seen from the Washington Monument, Sunday, June 2, 2013 in Washington. The monument has been closed since the 2011 earthquake and half of the needed repairs have been funded by a $7.5 million donation from philanthropist David Rubenstein. The Associated Press had a look at some of the worst damage and the preparations underway to begin making repairs. Stone by stone, engineers are reviewing cracks, missing pieces and broken mortar now that huge scaffolding has been built around the towering symbol of the nationís capital. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 3, 2014 | Money & Politics

Congress is considering a bold move to restore campaign finance regulations. Continue reading

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. (AP Photo)
May 1, 2014 | Money & Politics

The system is broken. Politicians and scholars offer their thoughts on how to fix it. Continue reading

Climate Lobbying
April 29, 2014 | Perspectives

In the new world of campaign finance born after Citizens United, money speaks much louder than fiscal and environmental sanity. Continue reading

Thomas Picketty (Credit: Emmanuelle Marchadour)
April 25, 2014 | Perspectives

Piketty’s book is simultaneously intellectually rigorous, historically grounded, culturally nuanced and, in important respects, politically visionary. Continue reading

Karl Rove, former Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to former President George W. Bush, right, talks to Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. August 2012. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
April 20, 2014 | Blog

Our latest roundup of key money and politics reporting. This week: Karl Rove raises millions and 15 actions Obama could take to stem the flow of money in politics. Continue reading

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts waves after giving the commencement address on Friday, May 24, 2013, at LaLumiere School in LaPorte, Ind. (AP Photo/South Bend Tribune, James Brosher)
April 14, 2014 | Perspectives

A court that consistently decides all relevant cases on behalf of corporate interests undermines its own legitimacy, as well as the Constitution. Continue reading

Demonstrators gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, as the court heard arguments on campaign finance.
April 11, 2014 | Blog

An interview with Steven Teles, author of The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement. Continue reading

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is introduced during the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center Thursday, April 25, 2013, in Dallas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
April 7, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

NY Campaign Finance
April 6, 2014 | Money & Politics

Legal experts say the McCutcheon ruling will void similar campaign finance laws in 11 states and the District of Columbia. Continue reading

April 4, 2014 | News & Notes

The inability of Washington to raise the minimum wage is a prime example of how elite donor dominance impacts real-world policymaking. Continue reading

George Washington painting by Charles Wilson Peale, 1772
April 3, 2014

From George Washington to Shaun McCutcheon, a timeline of America’s history of political money games. Continue reading

April 3, 2014 | Blog

Heather Gerken tells Bill that McCutcheon is likely to encourage the richest Americans to invest even more heavily in tilting the playing field in their favor. Continue reading

April 3, 2014 | Blog

The conservative justices, who often justify their rulings as true to the founders’ intentions, chose to ignore those same intentions on McCutcheon, writes Lawrence Lessig. Continue reading

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