on Jan 24, 2011 at 9:06 am
The anniversary of the Citizens United decision, Tuesdayâ€™s State of the Union address, and Justice Scaliaâ€™s scheduled afternoon talk before the Tea Party Caucus all featured in weekend coverage of the Court.
In the Huffington Post, Nan Aron criticizes the decision in Citizens United and declares that the â€œCorporate Courtâ€ is â€œstill open for business,â€ while Joel M. Gora celebrates the decision as a â€œlandmark victor[y] for free speechâ€ in an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal. And the editorial board of theÂ Los Angeles Times encourages the Court to reject a corporate â€œright to personal privacyâ€ in the FCC v. AT&T case argued last week.
Both Dahlia Lithwick of Slate and Michael Gleeson of The Hill discuss whether the Justices will attend this yearâ€™s State of the Union address in the wake of last yearâ€™s tension; Lithwick also wonders whether â€œthe justices [should] have ever been there in the first place?â€ Lee Ross ofÂ Fox News reports that Justice Alito will not attend the address.
CNNâ€™s Bill Mears and The Caucus blog of the New York Times cover Justice Scaliaâ€™s speech, scheduled for today, to the Tea Party Caucus on separation of powers. In an opinion piece for the Washington Post, Jonathan Turley writes, â€œ[a]t best, Scaliaâ€™s appearance can be viewed as a pep talk. At worst, it smacks of a political alliance.â€
- Michael Kirkland of the United Press International reports on another cross case â€“ this time involving a cross on Californiaâ€™s Mount Soledad â€“ that may come before the Court.
- The Salem Statesman Journal covers last weekâ€™s decision inÂ Premo v. Moore.
- The editorial board of the New York Times discusses the recent oral argument in Montana v. Wyoming, describing the case as a â€œrareâ€ example of a case in which the Court â€œwas in session as a trial court.â€