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Jun. 18, 2012 The New Yorker

On┬áJun. 18, 2012 The New Yorker’s Jill Lepore wrote “Benched” about history of the US Supreme Court leading up the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision where Justice Stevens said “a democracy cannot function effectively when its constituent members believe laws are being bought and sold.” Lepore wrote “If not only legislators but judges serve at the pleasure of lobbyists, the people will have ceased to be their own rulers. Law will be commerce. And money will be king.”

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