Docket 14-003: Elections!

It’s an election themed episode of All Too Common Law! Sort of! “But, Oliver, wait,” you’re saying, “it’s June! The elections are still nearly five months away!” Good eye, anonymous audience member. Election day is a ways away. Deal with it! I want to get it out of my system now. In the news over the last couple weeks:

  • Eric Cantor lost his bid for reelection before he even made it to the ballot, so now we’re really going to see what it’s like to get nothing done;
  • On the same day that the Supreme Court lets stand an appellate decision stating that public school graduations held in churches violate the Constitution, the Court goes on to strengthen the freedom of speech; and
  • Meanwhile the Far Right equates limits on campaign spending to censorship …again.