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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 […]

Filed Under: Completed Case, In the News, In the News Our Cases, Litigation Blog/Press Releases, Quotes CCP, Western Tradition Partnership v. Bullock Other Links, Montana

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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In the News: National Journal: The Final Frontier

By Alex Roarty Right-leaning legal analysts argue that the campaign finance case is inherently different from other issues that typically elicit cries of states’ rights. Although conservatives contend that state autonomy should trump federal rule, they also say that the rights of citizens should supersede both. “Could a state like Massachusetts have an individual [insurance] […]

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In the News: Campaigns & Elections: Welcome to the PAC jungle

Welcome to the PAC jungle By Allen Dickerson A federal court decision in the District of Columbia recently spawned another political entity to add to the growing field of political action committees, 527s and Super PACs. These new dual-purpose PACs are the latest creatures to enter the crowded, mutating environment created by the recent spate […]

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