Opinion: A Tale of Two Courts

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Curmudgeon pays attention to news concerning the Judicial Branch of both Brazil and the USA. He is happy to report that Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF) has been doing a better job of promoting democracy than its northerly counterpart SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States).

Consider campaign finance.

In 2010 SCOTUS declared unconstitutional a law that prohibited corporations from engaging in “electioneering communications”. The logic of the majority decision (5-4) was . . .

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