Severability & Electoral Silver Linings after Shelby, Citizens United, and Bennett

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Severability & Electoral Silver Linings after Shelby, Citizens United, and Bennett, Stetson University College of Law Research Paper No. 2013-11 (2013) available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2322180.

Abstract:  This short essay addresses severability in recent U.S. Supreme Court cases about election law: Shelby County v. Holder, Citizens United v. FEC, and Arizona Free Enterprise Club’s Freedom Club PAC v. Bennett. The glass is actually half full because the high court tends to leave most of the laws they are reviewing intact.

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