Tag: campaign finance reform

Big money strikes again in Montana

On Tuesday, the federal district judge in the Lair v. Motl case struck down Montana’s campaign contribution limits (passed by the voters through a 1994 ballot initiative) as “too low.”
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How Do Potential Supreme Court Nominees Stack Up on Citizens United?

Hours within the death of Justice Scalia, Senate Republicans vowed they would refuse to hold a hearing on any of the nominees presented by President Obama. Despite their refusals, the president has continued with the nominate process. In an interview with Truthout, Scott Greytak, counsel at Free Speech for People, discusses how the potential nominees stack up
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Democrats Embrace ‘McCutcheon’ Decision

Despite ongoing criticism of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC, Senate Democrats now embrace a big-money fundraising tool, made possible by the court’s decision. The new “jumbo” fundraising committee of choice for Democrats is the Grassroots Victory Project 2014, and it’s their first major entry into the realm of massive campaign contributions.
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