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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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Talk Media News: FEC foreign money forum draws criticism (In the News)

Ed Zuckerman Federal Election Commissioner Ellen Weintraub drew a former colleague’s criticism for sponsoring a forum that suggests U.S. corporations illegally funnel foreign money into political contributions. The Center for Competitive Politics castigated Weintraub’s selection of participants that fails to include “a single prominent individual not in agreement with Commissioner Weintraub’s well-publicized agenda,” and described […]

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NBC News: Could Taxpayers Be on the Hook for Donald Trump’s Campaign? (In the News)

Jane C. Timm While Trump has previously hinted that he considered public funding, in May he said he was leaning away from it. “I think I’ve ruled it out,” he told the Associated Press. “I don’t like the idea of taking taxpayer money to run a campaign.”… “I can see him as the one guy […]

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CPI: The next ‘Citizens United’ is coming (In the News)

Carrie Levine When asked by the Center for Public Integrity, campaign finance lawyers were more tentative when naming other cases that could bring sweeping change, and forecasting which cases have the potential to reach the U.S. Supreme Court… One, Delaware Strong Families v. Denn, involves a Delaware law that requires groups to reveal their donors’ […]

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More Soft Money Hard Law: More on Campaign Finance and the Threat of Darkness: Trumpism and Issues Speech (In the News)

Bob Bauer How this question of “practical application” will affect speakers, or potential speakers, concerned about Trumpism remains to be seen. Perhaps some will say that the regulatory consequences are modest, in some instances “only” mandatory reporting to regulatory authorities of the financing of the communication. Others, less sanguine, will take heightened interest in any […]

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The Hill: The First Amendment and a phony foreign threat (In the News)

Bradley Smith Those favoring retention of Schedule B invoke a familiar bogeyman – “foreign money.” Without Schedule B, they assert, foreign donors could funnel cash to politically active non-profit organizations to influence American elections. In fact, it has always been legal for foreign citizens to contribute to non-profits, and there is simply no evidence that […]

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Daily Caller: Supreme Court Should Take Voter Guide Case (In the News)

Luke Wachob The law has no benefits to justify these extreme costs. Voters gain nothing from knowing the identities of donors to groups that do not support candidates. These are not campaign donations. Without a link from money being spent to a candidate being benefitted, there’s no value in the data. Delaware likely knows that […]

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SCOTUS Blog: Petition of the day (In the News)

Kate Howard Delaware Strong Families v. Denn Issue: Whether a state’s interest in “increas[ing] . . . information concerning those who support the candidates,” Buckley v. Valeo, permits it to condition a charity’s publication of a nonpartisan voter education guide, which lists all candidates equally and makes no endorsements, upon the immediate and public disclosures […]

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