Daily Media Links 4/5: High Court Rejects Challenge to Miss. Campaign Finance Law, Fact-checking the Clinton-Sanders spat over Big Oil contributions, and more…

In the News Washington Post: Group continues fight against Delaware campaign finance law Associated Press Attorneys for Delaware Strong Families filed a petition last week asking the court to hear the case. The group is challenging a 2012 law regarding third-party entities working independently of political candidates to influence elections. The law requires groups that […]

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Daily Media Links 4/4: Republicans on FEC suggest they may scrutinize mystery corporate donors, The war on free speech on campus and beyond, and more…

FEC Washington Post: Republicans on FEC suggest they may scrutinize mystery corporate donors Matea Gold The three Republican appointees on the divided Federal Election Commission have indicated that political donors who give through private companies solely to shield their identities can be sanctioned, signaling that the agency may scrutinize a rash of “pop-up” corporations giving […]

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Intercept: Foreign Money Is Flowing Into U.S. Elections, Alito’s Lying Lips Notwithstanding (In the News)

Jon Schwarz Bradley Smith, a former FEC commissioner and one of the main intellectual forces behind the ongoing deregulation of the U.S. campaign financing system, disagrees strenuously with Weintraub. First, as Smith accurately points out, Citizens United has to date resulted in comparatively small amounts of direct political spending by corporations. According to the Washington […]

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Huffington Post: No, Commissioner Weintraub, the FEC Can’t Circumvent Citizens United (In the News)

Allen Dickerson In an opinion piece published yesterday in The New York Times, Ellen Weintraub, a member of the Federal Election Commission, suggests a way to “blunt the impact” of Citizens United v. FEC. There are reasons to question the propriety of a federal officer attempting to “blunt” a First Amendment ruling against her agency, […]

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Daily Media Links 4/1: How Trump Hacked The Media, Pro-Kasich super PAC hits ‘lyin’ Ted’, Hillary Clinton And Donations From Fossil Fuel Companies, and more…

In the News Huffington Post: No, Commissioner Weintraub, the FEC Can’t Circumvent Citizens United Allen Dickerson In an opinion piece published yesterday in The New York Times, Ellen Weintraub, a member of the Federal Election Commission, suggests a way to “blunt the impact” of Citizens United v. FEC. There are reasons to question the propriety […]

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