Category: Challenging Super PACs

New FSFP Oped In Business Insider on The Alaska Court Case That Could End Super PACs and Reshape Our Democracy.

Business Insider recently published a new oped by FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein, FSFP President John Bonifaz, and FSFP Board Chair and Senior Legal Advisor Ben Clements on the Alaska court case that could end super PACs and reshape our democracy. The Alaska case hinges on a simple question: is this practice corrupt? Under Supreme
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Abolish Super PACs, Ban Foreign Corporate Money, State Legislators Introduce Two Bills to Protect Election Integrity in Massachusetts

BOSTON, MA – State legislators have introduced two bills in the Massachusetts Legislature to abolish super PACs and to prohibit spending by foreign-influenced corporations in Massachusetts elections.  State Senator Jo Comerford is the lead sponsor of Senate bill SD 634, State Senator Mark Montigny is the lead sponsor of Senate Bill SD 759, and State
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Statement on the Supreme Court’s denial of certiorari in Lieu v. Federal Election Commission.

This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order denying certiorari review in Lieu v. Federal Election Commission, the case to end super PACs. This case–launched in November 2016 by Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Cal.), the late Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.), Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Or.), and three congressional candidates from both major parties–was a bipartisan effort
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FSFP Senior Counsel Courtney Hostetler Discusses Money in Politics and Foreign Influence in U.S. Elections on The Jason Rigden Show.

FSFP Senior Counsel Courtney Hostetler recently appeared on The Jason Rigden Show to discuss money in politics and foreign influence in U.S. elections.  “Super PACs are these giant independent expenditure committees that are allowed to take in unlimited contributions and spend unlimited amounts of money on campaigns. And the reason they can do this is
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Sixteen States Urge The Supreme Court To Hear The Case To End Super PACs

US Senators Join in Support, Filing Separate Brief Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson among parties submitting amicus briefs in support of Supreme Court review of Lieu v. Federal Election Commission, the landmark case seeking to end super PACs WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 22, 2020) – Sixteen states, led by Washington State,
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FSFP Hosts Virtual Briefing to Discuss Recent Developments in Lieu v. FEC, the Case That Could End SuperPACs

FSFP hosted a virtual briefing to discuss recent developments in Lieu vs. FEC, the case that could abolish super PAC spending in U.S. elections. Speakers for the online event included Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA-33), Professor Jeffrey Fisher (Stanford Law School), FSFP President John Bonifaz, and FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein. “The Supreme Court actually didn’t
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Supreme Court Will Have Chance to Review Case Seeking to End Super PAC Spending in U.S. Elections

Federal lawmakers are petitioning the Supreme Court to review a lawsuit challenging SpeechNow.org v. Federal Election Commission, the 2010 appeals court ruling that created super PACs WASHINGTON, DC (June 18, 2020) – The Supreme Court will have the chance to review a lawsuit filed by Members of Congress and congressional candidates that seeks to abolish
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Supreme Court Specialist Jeffrey Fisher to Lead the Supreme Court Brief on the Case that Could End Super PACs

Jeffrey Fisher, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at Stanford Law School, has joined the legal team for Lieu v. Federal Election Commission, the case that could end super PACs. Professor Fisher will lead the forthcoming petition for certiorari to be filed with the U.S. Supreme Court this spring. Background
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Free Speech For People asks full D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to hear challenge to super PACs

We recently filed a petition for rehearing en banc in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Lieu v. Federal Election Commission, the case that could end super PACs. The goal of the Lieu litigation is to give the D.C. Circuit, or the Supreme Court, the opportunity to overturn the D.C. Circuit’s 2010 SpeechNow decision that created super
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Next steps in Lieu v. Federal Election Commission, the case that could end super PACs

In 2016, Free Speech For People, on behalf of a bipartisan coalition of Members of Congress and 2016 congressional candidates, filed a lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission to abolish super PACs.  The lawsuit, filed in federal district court in Washington, D.C., seeks the reversal of the 2010 ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals
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