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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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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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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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