Some of it is that the Court had to overturn precedent, but... this was not a particularly venerable precedent and it was only one in a broader body of case law. Some of it is the process — relisting, ordering new briefing, etc.... Some--and I suspect a lot — of it is recency bias — the most recent case is the most important case and the one to praise or criticize....Another theory: Criticism of that case merged nicely with the pervasive liberal rhetoric scaring us about the power and influence of corporations.
May 24, 2012
"Why is so much ire aimed directly and uniquely at Citizens United, out of the entire body of campaign finance law?"
Asks Howard Wasserman at PrawfsBlawg (via Instapundit):