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
Tag Archives: Ending Super PACs
On Wednesday night, we filed our brief responding to the Federal Election Commission’s motion to dismiss in Lieu v. FEC, the case that could end super PACs. As explained in more detail here, we filed this lawsuit on behalf of a bipartisan coalition … More
There was big news this week on the money in politics front. Recent Federal Election Commission filings show that less than two weeks after the House passed the tax bill, Charles and Elizabeth Koch each donated $247,700 to Paul Ryan’s super PAC, … More
On Wednesday, August 16, we took the next step in Lieu v. FEC, the lawsuit that could end super PACs, by responding to the FEC’s efforts to stop our litigation before the court can even fully consider the issues.
St. Petersburg City Council votes 5-3 to move forward a model law to abolish super PACs and limit foreign corporate money in local elections. Read our release. More
Federal Election Commissioner Ellen Weintraub penned an op-ed today to the Tampa Bay Times, on our proposed ordinance in St. Petersburg to abolish super PACs and limit foreign influence in local elections. More
We’re ready to move to the next stage of litigation in our challenge to SpeechNow.org v. FEC, because the FEC has now issued the administrative decision that gives us the vehicle for a court challenge. More
This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court summarily affirmed a lower court decision rejecting a challenge to the “soft money” rules of the McCain-Feingold Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002.
Read “Part II: Undermining Federal Limits on Contributions to Political Parties” of Stephen Weissman’s report on “The SpeechNow Case and the Real World of Campaign Finance.”
Last night, a joint committee of the Connecticut General Assembly took a big step in the movement to push back against Citizens United. The legislature’s joint Government Administration and Elections Committee approved House Bill 5589. With the leadership of Senator … More