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Daily Media Links 3/27: Gorsuch’s Free-Speech Lesson, First Amendment Victory Over Ban on Political Contributions from Medical Marijuana Businesses in Illinois, and more…

In the News                                        Daily Signal: Judge Warns 9th Circuit’s Use of Trump Campaign Pledge ‘Judicial Psychoanalysis’ By Fred Lucas A federal judge is raising an alarm about “judicial psychoanalysis” resulting from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on President Donald Trump’s executive order… Applying campaign statements when interpreting law “sows chaos,” […]

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Daily Media Links 3/24: ABA testifies on ‘well-qualified’ rating of Judge Gorsuch: ‘Our task was to cast a wide net,’ Trying to smear Neil Gorsuch over dark money, Democrats solicit testimony from dark money group, and more…

Supreme Court                                       ABA Journal: ABA testifies on ‘well-qualified’ rating of Judge Gorsuch: ‘Our task was to cast a wide net’ By Lee Rawles After an exhaustive review that produced a report with more than 900 pages, Judge Neil Gorsuch unanimously earned the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary’s highest rating, of “well-qualified,” […]

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Daily Media Links 3/23: Neil Gorsuch sails through Supreme Court confirmation hearing, Media And Legal Observers Heap Praise On Gorsuch, and more…

CCP                                        Senator Klobuchar on Campaign Finance: An Admission Against Interest? By Brad Smith Judge Gorsuch’s one opinion dealing with campaign finance is a concurring opinion in a case called Riddle v. Hickenlooper. (CCP’s analysis of Gorsuch’s concurrence and the case itself is here.)… Gorsuch’s Democratic inquisitors have been attacking this opinion, suggesting […]

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Daily Media Links 3/22: Watch Sen. Whitehouse Grill Gorsuch About Dark Money, Corporate Power, and Citizens United, Will Gorsuch Break With Scalia, Providing 2d (or 3d) Vote To Allow Flood of Undisclosed Money in Elections?, and more…

CCP                                        Gorsuch’s Only Campaign Finance Case A Unanimous Decision Written by Obama Appointee The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) released the following statement about Judge Neil Gorsuch’s record on campaign finance laws: “There is only one campaign finance ruling by Judge Neil Gorsuch. He agreed with a unanimous opinion written by a […]

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Daily Media Links 3/21: The Future of Corporate Political Spending, Liberal groups increase pressure over Gorsuch nomination, and more…

In the News                                       Charleston Gazette-Mail: WV Senate Judiciary Committee eyes raising campaign funding limits By Jake Zuckerman The committee reviewed Senate Bill 539, a lengthy measure that revises election finance laws down to the smallest nuts and bolts. Counsel for the committee, Jennifer Greenlief, said the main things the bill does include increasing […]

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Daily Media Links 3/20: The important money-in-politics questions to ask Judge Gorsuch, Democratic lawmakers in Colorado introduce bills to reform campaign finance laws, and more…

In the News                                       The Hill: Trump’s America should force the left to embrace corporate speech By Alex Baiocco With confirmation hearings for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch fast approaching, the specter of corporate influence is sure to emerge once again in the headlines. Predictably, several Democratic Senators have already begun their […]

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Daily Media Links 3/17: Sen. Angus King seeks greater transparency for political contributions, Democratic super PAC goes after Trump’s Russia connections, and more…

Supreme Court                                       Reason: Chuck Schumer’s Indecent Attacks on Neil Gorsuch By David Harsanyi Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) now opposes a potential SCOTUS justice because he promises to be impartial when upholding the Constitution. Since Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing starts Monday in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee and opponents have found “little to latch […]

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Daily Media Links 3/16: Sarbanes calls on Gorsuch to explain his position on campaign finance, Pro-Trump group launches ad buy boosting Gorsuch in 5 states, and more…

In the News                                        Washington Examiner: The truth about Gorsuch’s record on ‘money in politics’ By David Keating & Luke Wachob Democrats and progressives are losing their minds over President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. One left-wing advocacy group released a video titled “3 Reasons to Fear Judge Gorsuch.” Number one? According to […]

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Daily Media Links 3/15: Liberals Put Political Money in Spotlight of Gorsuch Fight, ‘Dark money’ bill hits snag in SC Senate panel, and more…

In the News                                        PJ Media: South Carolina Bill Attacks Free Speech, Forces Donor Disclosure By Tyler O’Neil On Tuesday, South Carolina’s Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing about S.255… This bill is one of a number of disclosure laws which seek to fight “dark money” by requiring the disclosure of donors to issue-focused […]

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Daily Media Links 3/14: Judge Gorsuch attracts broad bipartisan support among legal elites, House Democrats On Record-Breaking Fundraising Pace, and more…

In the News                                        American Spectator: Gorsuch Understands How Bureaucratic Bullies Harm First Amendment Rights By Luke Wachob Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, appears to take seriously the threat to First Amendment freedoms posed by government intimidation. His ruling in a 2007 case should encourage defenders of donor privacy. In […]

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