Category: Challenging Super PACs

New filing in the case that could end super PACs

Today, we filed a petition for initial hearing 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
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HOW WE CAN END SUPER PACS, OVERTURN SPEECHNOW, AND ADVANCE A NEW JURISPRUDENCE ON MONEY IN POLITICS WITH THE CURRENT SUPREME COURT

INTRODUCTION In 2015, Free Speech For People began developing a legal strategy to bring new test cases that could win at the Supreme Court, even under the Roberts Court as it existed at that time. These test cases were designed to make jurisprudential progress without challenging Citizens United, and assumed that we would need to get
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Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission:  Dangerous Consequences for Democracy — An FEC Commissioner Speaks Out 

Presented by Temple Beth-El and the Leif Nissen Foundation Thursday October 27, 7:30pm A Q/A session and Dessert Reception follow the lecture. This event is free and open to the public.    The Leif Nissen Foundation was created by Karen Lieberman & Bruce Nissen to honor their son Leif (May 21, 1980–November 19, 2008) of
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Taking on Citizens United: Short and Long-term Strategies To Restore Our Democracy

Presented by the Stetson Law Chapter of the American Constitution Society  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2712PM – 1PM The Great Hall of the Gulfport Campus at Stetson University College of Law  This panel brings together some of the country’s boldest campaign finance reformers for a vibrant discussion on how to connect our current constitutional moment and the
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Stream SpeechNow Event

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 the Supreme Court declined to review, is not a
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Ending Super PACs: Is SpeechNow Vulnerable?

Free Speech For People, Represent.Us, the American Constitution Society Boston Lawyer Chapter, Common Cause Massachusetts, and the Harvard Law School Chapters of the American Constitution Society and Rootstrikers invite you to: Ending Super PACs: Is SpeechNow Vulnerable? WHEN: Monday, November 16, 12:00pm -1:30pm WHERE: WCC-3019, Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School 10 Everett St, Cambridge, MA
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Ending Super PACs: Is SpeechNow Vulnerable?

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 the Supreme Court declined to review, is not a necessary or the best interpretation of Citizens United, and
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ABC/Washington Post poll: Seven in 10 Would Send Super PACs Packing

Super PACs are unwelcome guests at the 2012 election party: Seven in 10 Americans say these private, campaign-spending organizations should be illegal.

Echoing widespread disapproval of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that authorized super PACs in 2010, a bipartisan 69 percent in this ABC News/Washington Post poll would ban them now. More than half, 52 percent, feel that way strongly.

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