All the atmospherics about the extraordinary oral argument on campaign finance reform at the Supreme Court this week scream "landmark!" The uniqueness of a September sitting. The first time new Justice Sonia Sotomayor will be on the bench at argument. The debut of Solicitor General Elena Kagan, matched up with other titans of the Supreme Court bar. But for the packed crowd of spectators, when will it be clear whether the case being argued, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, really is a big deal?
Lots of Buzz Over High Court Campaign Finance Case, but Does FEC Have a Shot?
The National Law Journal
September 8, 2009