Monday, June 25, 2012

Obama's Day In Court Open Thread.

Lots of big decisions coming from the SCOTUS today. In short, depending on how the chips fall, the President's key initiatives and re-election prospects make either get a boost or take a hit. Tune in here as the rulings are made.
Supreme Court rejects much of Arizona immigration law - The Supreme Court on Monday rejected much of Arizona’s controversial immigration law, but upheld other provisions, giving a partial victory to the Obama administration. The court ruled that Arizona cannot make it a misdemeanor for immigrants to fail to carry identification that says whether they are in the United States legally; cannot make it a crime for undocumented immigrations to apply for a job; and cannot arrest someone based solely on the suspicion that the person is in this country illegally.

Court strikes down Montana limits - The Supreme Court has struck down a Montana ban on corporate political money, ruling 5 to 4 that the controversial 2010 Citizens United ruling applies to state and local elections. In his original decision, Justice Anthony Kennedy argued that independent campaign expenditures by corporations “do not give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption.” Ginsberg argued that the Montana case was an opportunity to reconsider “in light of the huge sums currently deployed to buy candidates’ allegiance.” But today’s ruling shows that the five justices who supported the original ruling have not budged.
Question: What are your thoughts on these rulings?!?

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