Monthly Archives: September 2015

Federal Judge Confirms What We Already Knew: Super PAC Contributions Can Be Considered Bribes

On Monday, a district court judge confirmed what many of us already know: Super PAC contributions can be considered bribes. Four corruption charges against Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and his donor, Salomon Melgen, were dismissed but the judge denied motions to throw out other charges, including the senator’s solicitation of contributions from a Super PAC in exchange for official acts. More »

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Money In Politics as a Civil Rights Issue: A special forum at the Hayti Heritage Center, Durham, North Carolina

Free Speech For People in partnership with   Democracy North Carolina  The Institute For Southern Studies North Carolina Voters For Clean Elections Southern Coalition for Social Justice and the American Constitution Society law student chapters at Duke Law School, NCCU School of … More »

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NY Is So Close To Becoming The 17th State Calling To Overturn Citizens United

New York could become the 17th state to call for a constitutional amendment and the first state with a Republican controlled legislature in either house to do so. A bipartisan majority of the NY Assembly signed onto a letter to Congress, calling for an amendment to overturn the Citizens United ruling.
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