Tag Archives: Citizens United

Supreme Court strikes down corporate spending ban

by Patrick Genova Late last month the Supreme Court struck down Montana’s ban on corporate spending in elections. Montana was the first of many states to push back against the implications of Citizens United. In February the Montana Supreme Court … Continue reading

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News Brief: Arkansas struggles with money in judicial elections

Alli Handler The consequences of the Citizens United decision have been felt across the country and have been widely reported, including by this blog. Some states are focusing specifically on the effect of unlimited campaign money on judicial elections, with advocates arguing … Continue reading

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Montana Supreme Court leading the charge against Citizens United

by Patrick Genova Last month the Supreme Court issued a stay on Montana’s Supreme Court decision upholding corporate spending limits in state elections. It seems that the Court may be ready to reexamine Citizens United. What they’ll find is what … Continue reading

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Montana rebels against Citizens United

Patrick Genova in-depth article It may be surprising that the biggest blow to corporations in 2011 didn’t come from Wall Street protestors. Late last month Montana’s Supreme Court took a swing at corporate spending in elections holding, in spite of … Continue reading

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Citizens United: Does it affect New York elections?

by Andrew Bruskin The following is a follow-up to an original article written in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. According to several New York publications, not much has changed since this decision was handed down. The … Continue reading

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MN (campaign finance): A court unites post-Citizens United: the entire Eighth Circuit bench reviews Swanson

by Stephanie Bitto The full eleven-member bench of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument in the case of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life v. Swanson on September 21st. The case is an appeal of a ruling by … Continue reading

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Mr. Colbert: or, How states might learn to love campaign finance reform

Its opponents deride its existence as a farce upon campaign finance law.  Its supporters suggest that it is the only way to set the system straight.  News of it has reached the public’s consciousness, rarified air for anything in the … Continue reading

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Interview with Joan Mandle, Executive Director of Democracy Matters

Joan Mandle, executive director of Democracy Matters, was kind enough to share with us her thoughts on some of the important issues confronting the American election process at this time. Democracy Matters is a national nonpartisan organization dedicated to getting … Continue reading

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Voters Demand a Fair and Impartial Judiciary: NOW WHAT?!

The other candidate is lazy, soft on crime; a politician.  These are the accusations blaring over Alabama airwaves, but you would be mistaken to think that 2012 White House hopefuls have begun campaigning.  No, these are the television spots for … Continue reading

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Committees and Campaigns: South Carolina Federal Court Tightens Definition and Loosens Regulations

In the wake of last year’s Citizen’s United ruling, there’s been much deliberation, speculation, and anticipation about how the world of federal campaign finance will be changed – and now the states are getting into the mix.  Decisions in Colorado, … Continue reading

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