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UPCOMING EVENT: Obama Legacy Symposium

In collaboration with ACS, DOS Grant Fund, and others, we bring you… Ron Klain: The Economy & Ebola Monday, November 14 at 12 p.m. in WCC B015 Serving as the “Ebola Czar,” chief of staff to VP’s Biden and Gore, and top debate prep advisor to a number of Democratic Presidential nominees are just a…

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Citizens Will Suffer if Political Parties Extend Citizens United Even Further

By Peg Perl* Today is the sixth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The electorate has survived three election cycles of being bombarded by advertising funded by almost unlimited amounts of outside group spending in candidate races from local school board to President of the United States,…

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10th Circuit: Do Voters Really Need Political Spending Disclosure?

By Peg Perl* Over the last 10 years, the U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly struck down campaign finance spending bans and contribution limits while keeping disclosure requirements intact. According to the Brennan Center, the Roberts Court has invalidated six different major provisions in federal and state laws and “significantly reshaped the legal landscape dictating how…

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Campaign Finance Reform Defeated (Twice)

By Tom Watts Today, the Senate rejected a constitutional amendment that would have reversed many of the Supreme Court’s campaign finance decisions, most notably Citizens United. Combine this with the defeat of the lone Republican candidate for Senate who supported campaign finance reform and was backed by the Mayday SuperPAC, and the past couple days…

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