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SCOTUS Blog: Court to hear major new controversies — next Term (In the News)

Lyle Denniston Again without an explanation, the Court refused to hear a Delaware group’s challenge to a new state law requiring the public disclosure of information about people who gave money to an organization that sought to put out a guide for voters.  In Delaware Strong Families v. Denn, Justice Thomas wrote a dissenting opinion […]

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Courthouse News Service: Supreme Court Rejects Citizens United Offshoot (In the News)

Barbara Leonard Delaware Strong Families sought appellate relief, but the Supreme Court shot the group down Tuesday without comment. Justice Samuel Alito said simply that he would have granted certiorari, but Justice Clarence Thomas penned a six-page dissent about the case. Arguing that “First Amendment harms justify eliminating disclosure requirements altogether,” Thomas said Delaware’s scheme […]

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Wilmington News Journal: Supreme Court rejects challenge to Delaware election law (In the News)

Jessica Masulli Reyes Center for Competitive Politics President David Keating said they were disappointed that the court declined to hear the case. He called the law the most radical in the country. “The concern is anyone who mentions the name of a candidate near an election has to file reports of all their donors,” he […]

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ABC News: Justices Reject Challenge to Delaware Campaign Finance Law (In the News)

Associated Press The Supreme Court is rejecting a conservative group’s challenge to a Delaware campaign finance law. The justices on Tuesday left in place a lower court ruling allowing the 2012 law to be enforced. The measure requires third-party groups working independently of candidates to influence elections to disclose the source of donations. Delaware Strong […]

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Supreme Court declines review of Delaware disclosure law, Thomas dissents

Alexandria, VA – The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal in Delaware Strong Families v. Denn, which challenged a broad Delaware disclosure law that took effect in 2013. Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a six-page dissent, which is highly unusual when the Court denies review. Justice Samuel Alito also indicated that he would have […]

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CPI: The next ‘Citizens United’ is coming (In the News)

Carrie Levine When asked by the Center for Public Integrity, campaign finance lawyers were more tentative when naming other cases that could bring sweeping change, and forecasting which cases have the potential to reach the U.S. Supreme Court… One, Delaware Strong Families v. Denn, involves a Delaware law that requires groups to reveal their donors’ […]

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SCOTUS Blog: Petition of the day (In the News)

Kate Howard Delaware Strong Families v. Denn Issue: Whether a state’s interest in “increas[ing] . . . information concerning those who support the candidates,” Buckley v. Valeo, permits it to condition a charity’s publication of a nonpartisan voter education guide, which lists all candidates equally and makes no endorsements, upon the immediate and public disclosures […]

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ICYMI: Former Obama Counsel Bauer on “Major” Disclosure Case at Supreme Court

“[Delaware Strong Families] has received little attention – far less than it should” Alexandria, VA – On the MoreSoftMoneyHardLaw.com blog, former White House Counsel to President Obama, Bob Bauer, writes about Delaware Strong Families v. Denn, which the Supreme Court will review on Thursday. The Center for Competitive Politics is representing Delaware Strong Families in the case. […]

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More Soft Money Hard Law: Again Before the Supreme Court: Can There Be “Issues Speech” During Campaigns? (In the News)

Bob Bauer The Supreme Court will soon decide whether to take up a major case about disclosure and this has received little attention—far less than it should. At issue is the clarification of how far government authority extends in requiring the disclosure of the financing of “issues speech”–speech or just information about candidates’ positions that […]

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Albany Times Union: JCOPE will spend up to $300K to defend its new reporting requirement (In the News)

Rick Karlin The state Joint Commission on Public Ethics is poised to spend up to $300,000 a year for its legal defense of a regulatory change that requires public relations professionals to document their outreach to editorial boards and report it to the state. After JCOPE’s advisory opinion on the topic was issued in January, […]

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