Yearly Archives: 2015

Ending SuperPACs:
Is the SpeechNow Ruling Vulnerable?
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Argued less than a week after Citizens United v. FEC, and decided just two months later, the D.C. Circuit’s less-widely-reported decision in SpeechNow.org v. FEC further extended Citizens United and opened the door to what we now call Super PACs. But some argue that SpeechNow, which … More »

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CA Supreme Court Hears Arguments To Decide People’s Right To Instruct Their Representatives With Prop 49

San Francisco —Today, the California Supreme Court heard oral arguments on whether Californians have the right to vote on Proposition 49, a voter instruction measure calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United. More »

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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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