Campaign Law

Supreme Court re-affirms its decision to allow corporations to spend an unlimited amount of money on elections

June 25, 2012

“The majority turned away pleas from the court’s liberal justices to give a full hearing to the case because massive campaign spending since the January 2010 ruling has called into question some of its underpinnings.”

Read the full article →

Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) to sue the Department of Homeland Security to move forward with his purging of the voter rolls

June 11, 2012

“Republicans argue that state voter registration rolls are filled with noncitizens and others that are ineligible to vote. Democrats argue that the GOP is trying to strip voting rights from groups that tend to vote Democratic.”

Read the full article →

Romney proposes a three-year business experience requirement to run for President

June 4, 2012

“I’d like to have a provision in the Constitution that in addition to the age of the president and the citizenship of the president and the birthplace of the president being set by the Constitution, I’d like it also to say that the president has to spend at least three years working in business before he could become president of the United States.”

Read the full article →

Rasmussen Poll: 63% of Likely U.S. Voters think the American Political System discourages third-party candidates

June 2, 2012

“Just 24% disagree and say the system is not gamed to discourage third party runs. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure.”

Read the full article →

The Department of Justice orders that Florida must stop its voter purging

June 1, 2012

“The governor had been sent a letter this week from six congressmen, led by U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton, asking for the “immediate suspension” of the voter-log cleanup effort.”

Read the full article →

Gov. Rick Scott (R): Florida is “absolutely not” targeting minorities in its non-citizen voter purge

June 1, 2012

“The hunt for noncitizen voters began about nine months ago. But, because most immigrants are of Hispanic descent in Florida, the attempted purging of the rolls disproportionately targets them.”

Read the full article →

Supervisor of Elections for Seminole County, Florida, tweets a picture of a citizen who was improperly purged from the voter rolls

May 25, 2012

“Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Mike Ertel put on Twitter a picture of him holding a U.S. passport that belonged to one of the voters identified on the list.”

Read the full article →

Former Florida Secretary of State: Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) started the push to remove voters from the rolls

May 25, 2012

“The state’s initial list — compiled by comparing driver’s licenses with voter registration data — showed that as many as 182,000 registered voters were eligible to be in the country but ineligible to vote.”

Read the full article →

Amicus Briefs filed by Senate Minority Leader McConnell (R-KY) and the Chamber of Commerce call for a summary reversal of Citizens United

May 3, 2012

“A brief filed by former officials of the American Civil Liberties Union supports review in the regular way.”

Read the full article →

James O’Keefe successfully obtains Attorney General Holder’s primary ballot in Washington D.C. by giving Holder’s name and address

April 10, 2012

“The video shows a young man entering a Washington, DC polling place at 3401 Nebraska Avenue, NW, on primary day of this year–April 3, 2012–and giving Holder’s name and address. The poll worker promptly offers the young man Holder’s ballot to vote. “

Read the full article →

The Supreme Court agrees to reconsider the Citizens United decision

April 10, 2012

“Ginsburg and Breyer earlier wrote that the case “will give the Court an opportunity to consider whether, in light of the huge sums currently deployed to buy candidates’ allegiance, Citizens United should continue to hold sway.”"

Read the full article →

Coca-Cola stops supporting Voter ID Laws five hours after Democrats called for a boycott

April 4, 2012

“Democratic officials Wednesday launched a two-pronged attack on states with new laws requiring identification before voting, the highlight being a call to boycott Coke, Walmart and others that back a leading organization pushing for voter ID laws.”

Read the full article →

Federal District Court Judge rules that Super PAC should disclose their financial contributors

April 4, 2012

“U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson’s ruling Friday could pave the way to requiring groups that spend money on electioneering communications – ads that don’t expressly advocate for or against a candidate running for federal office – to disclose their donors.”

Read the full article →

Karl Rove likens Super PAC disclosure laws to segregationists

April 4, 2012

““I think it’s a sign of their fear of democracy, and it’s interesting that they have antecedents and those antecedents are a bunch of segregationist attorneys general trying to shut down the NAACP, it goes to the philosophy behind most of this.””

Read the full article →

Reich: President Obama’s decision to support Super PACs hands over the 2012 election to the ‘super rich’

February 9, 2012

“The sad truth is Obama has never really occupied the high ground. He refused public financing in 2008. Once president, he didn’t go to bat for a system of public financing that would have made it possible for candidates to raise enough money from small donors and matching public funds they wouldn’t need to rely on a few billionaires pumping unlimited sums into super PACS.”

Read the full article →
Page 4 of 512345