Daily Media Links 10/1: Ornstein and Smith Argue about McCutcheon: Distinguishing Theories of “Influence” From Theories of “Circumvention,” Which regulatory body is best equipped to manage corporate speech issues?, and more…

In the News More Soft Money Hard Law: Ornstein and Smith Argue about McCutcheon: Distinguishing Theories of “Influence” From Theories of “Circumvention” By Bob Bauer It was this potential for “circumvention” as Smith presents it that prompted the Court in Buckley v. Valeo to uphold the aggregate limit when it was first before it in 1976. […]

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'Super PACs' and the Role of 'Coordination' in Campaign Finance Law

In the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. FEC, the Court struck down a federal ban on independent expenditures in political campaigns by corporations. The Court held that independent spending could not create the type of “corruption” that the Court has recognized as a compelling government interest sufficient to overcome the intrusion of […]

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In the News: American Courthouse: Building “Enemies Lists” Through Phony Disclosure

By Dan Pero A recent letter from the Center for Competitive Politics to Senator Dick Durbin sheds light on the Professional Left’s ongoing phony disclosure campaign. The Center was one of “more than 300” groups to receive a letter from Durbin inquiring about its support for the American Legislative Exchange Council, an organization that promotes free […]

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