Daily Media Links 4/3: Buffett says he didn’t know Ready for Hillary was super-PAC, What’s the proper punishment for 99Rise protesters?, and more…

In the News NY Times: Robert Menendez Indictment Points to Corrupting Potential of Super PACs By Nicholas Confessore and Matt Apuzzo “The court’s position is pretty simple, and it is not that independent expenditures can never create gratitude in an officeholder,” said Bradley A. Smith, a professor of law at Capital University Law School. “Rather it is […]

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Washington Examiner: McCutcheon one year later: A ringing endorsement for the First Amendment (In the News)

By Luke Wachob When the Supreme Court decided McCutcheon v. FEC 12 months ago, First Amendment advocates celebrated a victory while supporters of greater campaign finance regulation predicted doom, gloom and the death of democracy itself. One year and one election later, we have some evidence to evaluate these perspectives. So far, it’s good news for the First Amendment. McCutcheon’s […]

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Daily Media Links 4/2: Lois Lerner Won’t Be Prosecuted on Contempt of Congress Charges, Menendez indictment marks first big corruption case involving a super PAC, and more…

In the News Washington Examiner: McCutcheon one year later: A ringing endorsement for the First Amendment  By Luke Wachob When the Supreme Court decided McCutcheon v. FEC 12 months ago, First Amendment advocates celebrated a victory while supporters of greater campaign finance regulation predicted doom, gloom and the death of democracy itself. One year and one election later, we […]

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The Register Guard: Campaign spending limits actually help incumbents (In the News)

By Scott Blackburn Ask yourself: Would politicians be more likely to support laws that make it easier for challengers to campaign against them, or laws that make it harder? Do politicians want more opportunities for their opponents to criticize them, or fewer? Are politicians more likely to support bills that force them to do their jobs, or bills that […]

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Wisconsin State Journal: Complaint alleges Scott Walker is already a presidential candidate (In the News)

By Matthew DeFour Brad Smith, chairman of the anti-regulation Center for Competitive Politics and a former FEC chairman, said he expects it would be hard to muster four votes from the six-member FEC board to investigate the allegations because they would have to assume the subjects of the complaints are candidates, and they have all said they are not. […]

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Daily Media Links 4/1: Could Indiana Block Corporations From Using Corporate Money To Criticize RFRA?, Delaying your candidacy doesn’t mean you can avoid campaign finance rules, and more…

In the News The Register Guard: Campaign spending limits actually help incumbents      By Scott Blackburn Ask yourself: Would politicians be more likely to support laws that make it easier for challengers to campaign against them, or laws that make it harder? Do politicians want more opportunities for their opponents to criticize them, or fewer? Are politicians […]

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