Linda Greenhouse, Prop. 8, and Citizens United

The interesting authority in the Supreme Court’s order in the Prop. 8/video case seems to have sparked this Linda Greenhouse Times piece on the harrassment issues in play in that case and in Citizens United.

A question now is whether the opponents of same-sex marriage can plausibly claim, as their court papers have sought to do, that they face threats to their lives and property comparable to those faced by civil rights workers in the Deep South in the 1950’s and 1960’s. A challenge to compelled disclosure of financial information under the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law is part of the current Supreme Court case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which was argued in September and on which the justices appear to be permanently stuck.

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