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Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To Hawaii Campaign Finance Laws
Hawaii law requires any entity that spends more than $1,000 to influence elections to register as a PAC.
Corporations Are People, FEC Commissioners Are Not
However, when Weintraub and Ravel brought up their petition during an FEC meeting last week, they were told they can’t appeal
Supreme Court Declines To Take Up Scott Walker Campaign Finance Dispute
By Reuters, Reuters
The Wisconsin Club for Growth wanted the Supreme Court to throw out the appeals court ruling. The focus of the probe is on
John Roberts Basically Thinks It's OK When Politicians Just Do What Wealthy Donors Say
Or it could show a continued drift toward redefining democracy in non-egalitarian terms, as Paul S. Ryan, legal counsel for
The Investigation Into Scott Walker Could Be Way, Way Bigger Than Scott Walker
A recent report from professors Daniel Tojaki and Renata E.B. Strause of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
John Paul Stevens Condemns Campaign Finance Ruling: 'It's Really Wrong'
(h/t Talking Points Memo) "The Court’s ruling threatens to undermine the integrity of elected institutions across the Nation
Now He Tells Us: McCutcheon Attorney Admits Money Is Not Speech
Indeed, in his first brief comment to HuffPost Live, Backer, who counseled Shaun McCutcheon, referenced speech no fewer than
What Corruption The Supreme Court Cares About
In striking down long-standing campaign contribution limits last week, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that the right to donate to as many candidates as you like is protected by the First Amendment and that the government has an interest only in preventing direct quid pro quo corruption.
The Only Form Of Corruption The Supreme Court Cares About Is Almost Impossible To Prosecute
Ryan J. Reilly
But Hogan's ruling was overturned by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which found that before reviewing the
The Difference Between Super PACs and Dark Money Groups
The Supreme Court's ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission has opened the door for wealthy donors to spend even more on political campaigns. It will also require interested citizens to learn some new terminology.
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Democratic Candidate Calls McCutcheon Ruling The Worst Since Dred Scott
The candidate has visited more than 300 towns in South Dakota as he attempts to raise his profile in the race to succeed
Figured Out Dark Money Groups, Super PACs? Thanks To The Supreme Court, You'll Have To Learn About This, Too
The prospect of super-sized joint fundraising committees also raises the possibility that political parties could circumvent
Supreme Court's McCutcheon Ruling Is 'Amateurish,' 'Mind-Boggling,' Democrats Say
"The discussion of corruption and how it works in elections is amateurish and naive to an extreme that boggles the mind, and
After Today's Supreme Court Ruling, Here's How All This Will End
The dissent in Wednesday's McCutcheon ruling warns of the risks of going down this very path. Justice Stephen Breyer wrote
'John Roberts Has Proven Himself Again To Be A Fraud And A Liar'
The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the aggregate campaign contribution limits, thereby opening the door to even more money in the political system.
How Hawaii Government Can Work Again
Frank De Giacomo
Social Change Engineer
Voter owned elections is not a panacea. There will be more work to be done, but it is the baseline for action, if the government is ever going to represent the vast majority of people.
Elena Kagan, Now In A Robe, Argues Again For Campaign Finance Limits
By Reuters, Reuters
No majority consensus emerged during the argument, so it would be difficult to gauge Kagan's influence or how the justices
Justice Alito's 'Wild Hypotheticals' Claim In McCutcheon v. FEC Misses The Mark
In fact, state party committees in the past have transferred such funds to other state party committees with the intent of
McCutcheon v. FEC: Supreme Court Skeptical Of Campaign Contribution Limits
Ryan J. Reilly
The justices will issue their opinion in McCutcheon before the end of June. In McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission
McCutcheon v. FEC: Everything You Need To Know About The Next Citizens United
The lead plaintiff is Shaun McCutcheon, the owner of Coalmont Electrical Development Company in Alabama. In recent years
McCutcheon v. FEC's Other Threat: Case Could Super-Size Joint Fundraising Committees
While joint fundraising committees have existed since the Federal Election Commission approved their use in a series of rulings
Supreme Court Case Could Spark Dramatic Rise In Campaign Contributions From Wealthy Donors
NAACP General Counsel Kim Keenan argued that the influence of big-money donors on elections "is the second prong in a two
Mitch McConnell Will Ask Supreme Court To Scrap Campaign Contribution Limits Entirely
The brief argues that contribution limits restrict the First Amendment rights of speech and association for both contributors
Wealthy Donors' Influence May Rise After Next Supreme Court Campaign Finance Case
Women constituted only 25 percent of super donors listed in the report, which is actually better than women's 18 percent
Next Citizens United? McCutcheon Supreme Court Case Targets Campaign Contribution Limits
For the 2013-2014 election cycle, Federal Election Commission rules state that a donor can give no more than $123,200 to
Think Again: Campaign-Finance Reform in an Age of Corporate Influence
Nation columnist, CUNY Distinguished Professor, Senior Fellow,...
The problem, however, is that while such support is wide, it is rarely deep. Since it is an electoral-process issue, it does not frequently excite voters -- and even when it does, it usually fails to excite reporters.
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