by Caroline Cox
Walter Shapiro writes for the Brennan Center for Justice on why candidates should reject campaign cash even without strict campaign finance laws.
In The Boston Globe, Paul Elias reports on oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in three cases dealing with same-sex marriage bans in Idaho, Nevada and Hawaii.
A constitutional amendment to allow greater regulation of campaign finance advanced in the Senate, but partisanship could still stall the measure, reports Burgess Everett of Politico.
Daniel LaChance argues in The New York Times that capital punishment is a failed government program.
Mark Walsh of Education Week writes about the death of Lillian Gobitas Klose, whose refusal to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance in the 1930s led to a Supreme Court case on the First Amendment.