Tag: Campaign Finance

That Magnificent Man In His Flying Machine

When I was a kid I loved to draw flying machines – submarines too – just like the gyrocopter – also called autogyro or gyroplane – that Florida mailman Doug Hughes landed on the west lawn of the Capitol on

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Goodbye Campaign Finance Reform

In an opinion that came as little surprise to anyone the Supreme Court today in McCutcheon v. FEC did away with aggregate limits on individual campaign contributions. Although the cap remains on individual contributions to a candidate, wealthy contributors are

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Campaign Finance Back Before the Supremes

A long line of spectators and a smattering of demonstrators, some with halloween themed placards – as well as two suspected C-span interns with a crappy banner that demanded “Cameras in the Court NOW!” – were on the Supreme Court

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One More Cut at Campaign Finance Reform?

Under Arizona’s Citizens Clean Elections Act candidates who accept public funding receive grants matching dollar for dollar ( up to twice their initial grant and with adjustments ) the amounts spent on the campaign of a privately funded candidate. The

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Supreme Court Jolt

“It is a jolt to the legal system when you overrule a precedent.” Chief Justice Roberts at his 2005 confirmation hearings Overturning its own precedents the Supreme Court yesterday removed limits on corporate campaign spending citing the First Amendment free

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Hillary: The Movie / scotus: the sketch

Above is a sketch of Tuesday’s arguments in a campaign finance (read McCain-Feingold) case about a blistering 90-minute political film, Hillary: The Movie. The sketch shows former Solicitor General Ted Olson arguing on behalf of the movie’s producers. Note that

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Supreme Court revisits McCain-Feingold

Solicitor General Paul Clement arguing today to uphold the “blackout” provisions of the federal campaign finance law meant to stop sham “issue ads”. AP story here.

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