In the New: Boston Globe: Supreme Court reaffirms Citizens United ruling

By Tracy Jan Bradley Smith, a professor at Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio, and former member of the Federal Election Commission, said none of the horror stories some said would come out of the 2010 decision have materialized. “This fear that corporations would basically dictate policy and drive everybody else out, there is […]

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In the News: The Hill: Supreme Court summarily reverses Montana’s Citizens United case

By Rachel Leven Center for Competitive Politics founder Brad Smith said the decision “is correct,  both empirically and as a matter of law.” Read more…

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Daily Media Links 6/26: Montana’s Citizens United Challenge Fails, Supreme Court summarily reverses Montana’s Citizens United case, and more…

In the News National Review: Montana’s Citizens United Challenge Fails By Bradley A. Smith Today’s Supreme Court summary reversal of the Montana Supreme Court’s ruling that Citizens United v. FEC somehow didn’t apply to Montana is hardly surprising.  Read more… The Hill: Supreme Court summarily reverses Montana’s Citizens United case By Rachel Leven Center for Competitive […]

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Daily Media Links 6/25: Campaign Finance Disclosure Rules Infringe on First Amendment Rights, With Elections Awash in Cash, There’s Plenty of Blame to Go Around, and more…

In the News US News: Campaign Finance Disclosure Rules Infringe on First Amendment Rights By David Keating As we consider this question,  consider an area where there is no disclosure in campaign finance—editorials and news coverage. This works exceptionally well,  despite that fact that we usually don’t know who even writes an editorial endorsing a […]

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In the News: National Review: Montana’s Citizens United Challenge Fails

Montana’s Citizens United Challenge Fails By Bradley A. Smith Today’s Supreme Court summary reversal of the Montana Supreme Court’s ruling that Citizens United v. FEC somehow didn’t apply to Montana is hardly surprising. A few first reactions: 1. The Court really had no choice. Montana’s case was that it is so uniquely corrupt that surely […]

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In the News: NPR: Supreme Court Says Montana Cannot Ignore ‘Citizens United’ Ruling

NPR: Supreme Court Says Montana Cannot Ignore ‘Citizens United’ Ruling By Peter Overby The state of Montana has lost a closely watched bid to challenge Citizens United, the 2010 Supreme Court ruling that lets corporations deploy their money to help or attack specific candidates. Citizens United dramatically loosened the restraints on corporate involvement in political campaigns. It […]

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David Keating Debates Disclosure

The US News & World Report Debate Club forum took on campaign finance disclosure last week.  CCP President David Keating had this to say: In the landmark case of Buckley v. Valeo, the Supreme Court wrote that “compelled disclosure, in itself, can seriously infringe on privacy of association and belief guaranteed by the First Amendment.” This […]

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In the News: LA Times: After winning right to spend, political groups fight for secrecy

By Joseph Tanfani and Melanie Mason Bradley A. Smith,  a Republican and former chairman of the Federal Election Commission,  is among those whose views have changed on disclosure. In 2003,  he endorsed disclosing donors as a way to discourage corruption by “exposing potential or actual conflicts of interest.” But later,  he said,  he concluded that […]

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In the News: Daily Caller: Supreme Court upholds Citizens United decision

By Angelica Malik Smith said in a statement,  “In the two years since Citizens United,  campaigns have been more competitive and more issue-oriented,  with higher voter turnout and more voices heard.” Read more…  

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The Supremacy Clause. It’s a Thing.

Today, in two paragraphs, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a challenge by the state of Montana to blithely ignore the Court’s holding in Citizens United. For centuries, from Marbury v. Madison to this case, the Supreme Court has consistently held that its interpretation of the Constitution is supreme and final over state courts. After all, the United States […]

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