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News Posted on October 10, 2013

Associate Dean Amar Comments on Supreme Court for Wall Street Journal

Vikram Amar, Associate Dean and Professor of Law at UC Davis School of Law, commented for the Wall Street Journal on the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court hearing of a challenge to federal laws limiting individual political campaign contributions. Amar said that at a time when Congress and the Senate seem paralyzed by inflexible party-line votes, the Supreme Court may want to distance itself from partisan politics.

"In a moment when the other two branches are in such low esteem and seem to be acting out of pure partisan zeal and without any sense of what's good for the body politic as a whole, I think the Court may very well want to set itself apart," said Amar.

Vikram Amar, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Law with the UC Davis School of Law, is a national authority in the fields of constitutional law, civil procedure, criminal procedure, and remedies. His biweekly column for, a leading provider of online legal information, centers on his expertise in constitutional law.

Wall Street Journal