Yearly Archives: 2018

Center for Public Integrity Reports on Our Fight Against Special Cryptocurrency Loophole

The Center for Public Integrity reported on Free Speech For People’s efforts to fight a cryptocurrency company’s request for a special loophole that could seriously undermine federal campaign finance law. As the article by Ashley Balcerzak explains: OsiaNetwork LLC, a newly formed limited … More »

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Center for Responsive Politics: Millions in Masked Money Funneled into 2018 Elections

In a report by The Center For Responsive Politics, spending by groups that only partially disclose their donors and by secret money groups dominated the 2018 midterm election cycle. According to federal election records at the time of reporting: Partially-disclosing … More »

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Buckley v. Valeo, 43 Years Later

This past weekend marked the 43rd anniversary of the oral arguments in Buckley v. Valeo, the 1976 Supreme Court case that set the foundation for four decades of problematic and often unworkable jurisprudence impeding society’s ability to put limits on … More »

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Formal Request for Quo Warranto Against Matthew Whitaker

Free Speech For People issued an urgent request to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Jessie Liu for quo warranto proceedings against Matthew Whitaker for unlawfully usurping and exercising the office of Attorney … More »

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Shanna Cleveland on the Legal Edition: How Money & Politics are Hijacking the Constitution

Free Speech For People Senior Counsel Shanna Cleveland joined Attorney Mary Kay Elloian on the Legal Edition to discuss how “corporate personhood,” a fiction designed decades ago by a lawyer for Big Tobacco, is hijacking our US Constitution. Learn how … More »

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New campaign finance reform book, and a free chapter on the 28th Amendment

In April 2016, Free Speech For People co-hosted a symposium at Seton Hall School of Law featuring scholars and activists from across the country to help develop new thinking and proposed solutions for overhauling our nation’s campaign finance system. The ideas presented at that symposium led to the new book, ‘Democracy by the People: Reforming Campaign Finance in America’. More »

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Center for Public Integrity: How Russian money and influence slipped through cracks in the US legal system

Alex Finley of the Center for Public Integrity reports on how foreign money can influence our elections, using Russian electoral influence as an example. As the article notes, the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling created a loophole for foreign interests … More »

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Constitutional Scholars Weigh in on Exxon’s Flawed First Amendment Claims

Exxon–the world’s largest publicly traded oil and gas company–has come under fire for the dramatic differences between the company’s internal knowledge and assessments of climate change versus how it has communicated that information to investors, consumers, and the public at … More »

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