New York Daily News: New York vs. the First Amendment: New ‘campaign finance’ legislation is an assault on political speech rights (In the News)

David Keating Once again, the fix is in from Albany. On June 18 at 1:45 a.m., politicians introduced a bill to regulate your speech. It passed both houses of the Legislature by 5 a.m. There were no hearings and no input from the public. There was no recorded floor vote in the Senate or the […]

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Daily Media Links 6/30: New Documents Suggest IRS’s Lerner Likely Broke the Law, FEC Democrats voted to punish Fox News over debate changes, and more…

In the News New York Daily News: New York vs. the First Amendment: New ‘campaign finance’ legislation is an assault on political speech rights David Keating Once again, the fix is in from Albany. On June 18 at 1:45 a.m., politicians introduced a bill to regulate your speech. It passed both houses of the Legislature […]

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SCOTUS Blog: Court to hear major new controversies — next Term (In the News)

Lyle Denniston Again without an explanation, the Court refused to hear a Delaware group’s challenge to a new state law requiring the public disclosure of information about people who gave money to an organization that sought to put out a guide for voters.  In Delaware Strong Families v. Denn, Justice Thomas wrote a dissenting opinion […]

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Courthouse News Service: Supreme Court Rejects Citizens United Offshoot (In the News)

Barbara Leonard Delaware Strong Families sought appellate relief, but the Supreme Court shot the group down Tuesday without comment. Justice Samuel Alito said simply that he would have granted certiorari, but Justice Clarence Thomas penned a six-page dissent about the case. Arguing that “First Amendment harms justify eliminating disclosure requirements altogether,” Thomas said Delaware’s scheme […]

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Wilmington News Journal: Supreme Court rejects challenge to Delaware election law (In the News)

Jessica Masulli Reyes Center for Competitive Politics President David Keating said they were disappointed that the court declined to hear the case. He called the law the most radical in the country. “The concern is anyone who mentions the name of a candidate near an election has to file reports of all their donors,” he […]

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ABC News: Justices Reject Challenge to Delaware Campaign Finance Law (In the News)

Associated Press The Supreme Court is rejecting a conservative group’s challenge to a Delaware campaign finance law. The justices on Tuesday left in place a lower court ruling allowing the 2012 law to be enforced. The measure requires third-party groups working independently of candidates to influence elections to disclose the source of donations. Delaware Strong […]

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Washington Times: Joyful Noise unites ‘citizens for Sanders’ (In the News)

Eric Wang Meanwhile, a Sanders supporter recently demonstrated that the current campaign finance laws are already so burdensome that even relatively sophisticated Americans cannot comply with them. Ironically, despite the resentment Sen. Sanders has unfairly stoked against the Citizens United decision, this corporate supporter “feeling the Bern” ran smack into multiple legal obstacles that prevent […]

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Daily Media Links 6/29: Pro-Hillary group takes $200K in banned donations, Supreme Court again supports ‘ingratiation and access’ in politics, and more…

CCP Supreme Court declines review of Delaware disclosure law, Thomas dissents “We are disappointed that the Court declined to hear this important case,” said CCP Legal Director Allen Dickerson, who is representing Delaware Strong Families (DSF) in the case. “We are studying other options that might allow our client to publish this information without violating […]

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Daily Media Links 6/28: Supreme Court overturns corruption conviction of former Va. governor McDonnell, Super PAC attacks on Trump pass new milestone, and more…

Supreme Court Washington Post: Supreme Court overturns corruption conviction of former Va. governor McDonnell Robert Barnes The Supreme Court unanimously overturned former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell’s public-corruption conviction Monday and imposed higher standards for federal prosecutors who charge public officials with wrongdoing. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. described the former governor’s actions as […]

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Supreme Court declines review of Delaware disclosure law, Thomas dissents

Alexandria, VA – The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal in Delaware Strong Families v. Denn, which challenged a broad Delaware disclosure law that took effect in 2013. Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a six-page dissent, which is highly unusual when the Court denies review. Justice Samuel Alito also indicated that he would have […]

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