In the News NPR: Shareholders Want Political Spending Transparency Quotes Allen: In practice, what this will do is require any corporation that wants to use its constitutional rights to submit to a highly politicized, highly partisan debate every year on how they go about doing it. Read more… CCP Brad Smith: Has the Supreme Court implicitly overruled […]
Archives for February 2012
Last week we noted that Harper’s Magazine’s popular Harper’s Index had published the preposterous claim that 72 percent of all political ads in 2010 would have been illegal before Citizens United. After our take down, Harper’s published a correction. Unfortunately, as is so often the case, the number is now out there, and we suspect […]
DATELINE: Feb. 28th, 2012 CONTACT: Sarah Lee, Communications Director, The Center for Competitive Politics, 770.598.7961 ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Center for Competitive Politics released a statement today following news that New York City Comptroller John Liu’s treasurer was arrested today on charges stemming from the fundraising scandal associated with his office. “The arrest is more evidence that public […]
John Liu’s campaign is in legal trouble again. The New York City comptroller has again found himself the subject of scrutiny since his campaign treasurer has been charged with funneling illegal contributions to his campaign, allegedly in order to circumvent the $4,950 limit on individual contributions. Campaign treasurer Jia “Jenny” Hou was accused of failing […]
Has the Supreme Court implicitly overruled NAACP v. Alabama? How campaign finance reform threatens our rights.
On Monday (Feb. 27) the Supreme Court refused to hear National Organization for Marriage v. McKee. In that case, the National Organization for Marriage (“NOM”) had unsuccessfully challenged a Maine law that required it to register with state and disclose detailed information about its members and its finances before it could speak out about politics in […]
Given all the hysteria about “Super PACs” – for an antidote, check out Wendy Kaminer in the Atlantic – here’s a tidbit worth passing along: through February 22, all Super PACs combined had raised a total of $130,330,844. Through January 31, President Obama’s re-election campaign alone had raised a total of $136,886,599. From the Atlantic […]