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This was in response to the controversial Citizens United decision that granted corporations free speech rights and opened the floodgates for dark money in politics. [read post]
23 May 2024, 5:27 am by Jacob Ford Ridgeway
Likewise, American citizens (including, under Citizens United, corporations) are equally against being told what they must do. [read post]
7 May 2024, 5:01 am by Eugene Volokh
The boycott of Columbia graduates by a group of judges led me to the following thoughts (adapted from a post about the 2022 boycott of Yale Law graduates, which was begun by a judge who is also one of the signatories to the Columbia boycott). [read post]
30 Apr 2024, 9:47 am by Rick Hasen
The post May 7 CAP Online Event on Citizens United Includes Sheldon Whitehouse, Shana Broussard, Jamie Raskin, Sarah Haan and Tom Moore appeared first on Election Law Blog. [read post]
24 Apr 2024, 8:33 am by Ned Foley
Bloomberg covers a new report released by Center for American Progress, which advocates more aggressive use of shareholder suits to curb the kind of campaign spending permitted after Citizens United (and especially the D.C. [read post]
16 Apr 2024, 4:00 am by Eric Segall
  CITIZENS UNITED, ELANA KAGAN, AND THE QUESTION THAT HAD NO PLAUSIBLE ANSWERMost liberals and progressives view Citizens United v. [read post]
12 Apr 2024, 4:00 am by Jim Sedor
The Campaign Legal Center and End Citizens United allege Cruz violated the Federal Election Campaign Act after iHeartMedia made deposits to The Truth and Courage PAC, which then reported the payments as “other federal receipts” rather than campaign contributions. [read post]
11 Apr 2024, 9:05 am by Jeffrey J. Spina-Jennings
This can be accomplished with a 501(c)(4) where lobbying is permitted in an unlimited amount, provided such lobbying is directly related to the exempt purpose, and so long as such activity is not for private gain.[27] Political campaign activities are more restricted if such political campaigning prevents the organization from being “primarily engaged” in social welfare work.[28] One of the most high profile instances of a 501(c)(4) engaging in political campaigning relates to… [read post]
20 Mar 2024, 8:00 am by Rhoda Feng
Here’s what we’re actually “guilty” of: Ever since the Supreme Court’s horrendous Citizens United decision, Public Citizen has been working to increase disclosure of corporate political spending, through legislation, regulation and by putting pressure directly on corporations and secret spending outfits. [read post]
1 Mar 2024, 11:44 am by Rick Hasen
WNYC “Intellingence Squared” podcast: In a high-stakes presidential election year, in partnership with the Newt and Jo Minow Debate Series at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Open to Debate is taking a look at more than a decade… Continue reading The post “Has Citizens United Undermined Democracy? [read post]
28 Feb 2024, 4:00 am by Eric Segall
His complete indifference to the plight of the indigent, and thus disproportionately racial minorities, simply cannot be denied.Justice Thomas was also the only justice in the landmark Citizens United decision to rail against laws requiring corporations to disclose who makes contributions to their political spending. [read post]
23 Feb 2024, 1:50 pm by David Super
  Far from overruling Citizens United, such a convention might well codify it. [read post]
21 Feb 2024, 10:09 am by Rick Hasen
The following is a guest post from Andrew Albright: In Citizens United, as we all know, the Supreme Court held that independent expenditures (IEs) cannot be a source of quid pro quo corruption so long as the persons or entities publishing the IEs… Continue reading The post Andrew Albright: “Opportunities for IE Reform in California Law in a Post-Citizens United World” appeared first on Election Law Blog. [read post]
16 Feb 2024, 7:36 am by Rick Hasen
The post Feb. 21 Event: “Has Citizens United Undermined Democracy? [read post]
15 Feb 2024, 9:00 pm
These cases, unlike Citizens United and its ilk, are unanimous, joining liberal and conservative Justices, reflecting a shared skepticism about anticorruption law. [read post]