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Gov 312L Assignment 1 Notes

Gov 312L Assignment 1 Notes - SupremeCourts...

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Gov 312L Assignment 1 Notes 30/08/2010 17:19:00 Supreme Courts Sonya Sotomayer, First term Growth of “Robert’s Court” o Conservative majority lead by John Roberts o Campaign finance, gun rights o Court’s minority has some successes as well Mix term o Conservative Judicial Activism Conservative with bold ideas Broad and narrow  Decisions were incremental  Didn’t go as far as they could have o Accounting board case Bold  Campaign financing case o They said the whole statue was  unconstitutional Cross in the dessert case Claim to be minimalist, but are not Get diff. results o Juvenile life without parole Direction of court in terms of moving the law is with the conservatives For 10 years, supreme court did not change Big shake up recently A good thing, progress with renewed energy
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Citizen’s United Case Justice Alito shaking head at President Obama Fifteen Key Cases of the Supreme Court Term Campaign Finance: Citizens United v. Federal Election o Political spending –protected speech under first amendment Government can’t keep corp or unions from spending money to  support or denouce candidates May not give money directly to campaigns, can persuade public  through ads or other means Dog Fighting Videos: U.S. v. Stevens o Crime to sell or create depictions of animal cruelty o Violates the First amendment right to free speech because of the  broad spectrum of expression Privacy in Signing Referendum Petitions: Doe v. Reed
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