In a series of guest posts at The Volokh Conspiracy (here, here, here, and here) in the wake of the Court’s decision last week in McCutcheon v. FEC, Bradley Smith urges the Court to “adopt a principle of ‘separation of [political] campaign and state,’” suggesting that, although that principle will “hardly resolve[] all the difficult issues of First Amendment jurisprudence surrounding the regulation of political campaigns, . . . it does resolve many such cases in a more coherent fashion than the Court’s current jurisprudence, while providing a framework for addressing the harder cases.”  And in a podcast for Political Junkie, Ken Rudin and I unpack the Court’s decision in the case.


  • Also at The Volokh Conspiracy, William Baude discusses what he describes as “a neglected cert. petition on a very troubling issue,” in Williams v. Johnson.
  • At the Constitutional Accountability Center’s Text and History Blog, Brianne Gorod urges the Court to review a Louisiana inmate’s challenge, filed by the CAC, to the non-unanimous verdict that convicted him.

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