Sydney Morning Herald: Can the Supreme Court straighten out America's Goofy-shaped democracy?
But American justice is a fickle business – often it's what is legal that is shocking, more than what is illegal. And Paul Smith, who will argue the Wisconsin case before the Supreme Court in October, is taking nothing for granted.
"We've got to this point before – and lost," he told Fairfax Media.
Smith, vice-president for litigation and strategy at the Campaign Legal Center, argued the 2004 case that split the bench five ways.