AirTalk for October 7, 2013

New Supreme Court term promises high-stakes cases

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The Court will hear highly politicized cases on affirmative action, prayer at public meetings, and abortion rights.

The high court's new term is starting with a bang. The biggest campaign-finance case since Citizens United will be heard tomorrow. Shaun McCutcheon, an Alabama businessman, is challenging limits to contribution amounts.

He thinks money he gives to individual candidates, political parties and political committee should be treated distinctly rather than aggregating them. Citizens United divided the court on ideological lines, will McCutcheon meet the same fate?

The Court will also hear other highly politicized cases on affirmative action, prayer at public meetings, and abortion rights. AirTalk is joined by Supreme Court scholar Lisa McElroy for all the details.

Guest:

Lisa McElroy, Associate Professor of Law, Earle Mack School of Law, Drexel University; Visiting Associate Professor , University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law


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