Category Archives: Supreme Court

Victory: Corporate Challenge to Contribution Ban Fails as U.S. Supreme Court Lets Massachusetts Decision Stand

We recently celebrated a victory as the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear 1A Auto, Inc. v. Sullivan, a challenge to a Massachusetts state law banning corporate contributions to political candidates. Free Speech For People worked with Common Cause Massachusetts … More »

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Remembering Congressman Walter Jones

We at Free Speech For People were sad to learn of the passing of Representative Walter Jones (R-NC3). Representative Jones was a strong supporter of campaign finance reform. We were proud to work with him as one of the lead … More »

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Today in History: Buckley v. Valeo

January 30 is the 43rd anniversary of 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 the influence of big money … More »

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Supreme Court Rejects Exxon’s Frivolous Appeal

Today the Supreme Court dealt a harsh blow to Exxon’s latest attempts to derail investigations into whether the company committed fraud by misleading consumers and investors about climate change. While the decision is unsurprising given the legal infirmity of Exxon’s … More »

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McConnell v. FEC, 15 Years Later

Today is the fifteenth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in McConnell v. Federal Election Commission, a case that points to a future that could have been. The case The case was born out of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform … 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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No Supreme Court Confirmation Until Impeachment Hearings and Criminal Investigation Have Concluded

We call upon the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to postpone the confirmation hearings for any potential nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court until both Congressional impeachment proceedings and Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s criminal investigation have concluded. This is the first … More »

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The Arizona Free Enterprise Club decision, seven years later

June 27 marks the seventh anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Arizona Free Enterprise Club’s Freedom Club PAC v. Bennett, which struck down key portions of Arizona’s public campaign financing law as supposedly violating the First Amendment. This blog … More »

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