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12 Oct 2011, 3:19 pm by Rick Hasen
  Fred Wertheimer predicted this back in Aug. 2010: “In fact, under the new FEC regulation, a Representative or Senator, or other congressional candidate, will be able to sit down with a corporate executive, draft an ad promoting his or her campaign and have the executive’s corporation pay for broadcasting the ad when and where the candidate wants – and none of this constitutes “coordination” in the view of the FEC, so long as the ad is run after… [read post]
23 Sep 2010, 1:22 pm by Rick.Hasen@lls.edu
According to Fred Wertheimer, "Senate sponsors of the DISCLOSE Act made clear to Senators Snowe and Collins that they were prepared to change the bill to strip it down to the disclosure provisions, to make 2011 the effective... [read post]
20 Jan 2012, 10:25 am by Rick Hasen
  In addition, Peter Overby reports for NPR; Fred Wertheimer laments; Mark Schmitt strategizes; the Sunlight Foundation makes a movie; Liz Kennedy blogs; Demos releases a top ten list; and CAC offers a roadmap for reversal. [read post]
9 Feb 2012, 8:13 pm by Rick Hasen
Bloomberg BNA: “[Fred Wertheimer] told Bloomberg BNA in a telephone interview that the new version of the bill has been stripped of controversial provisions that impeded progress of the previous DISCLOSE Act, such as a special exemption from disclosure for large membership groups, like the National Rifle Association, and special provisions for unions. [read post]
29 Jun 2009, 11:51 am
UPDATE: Fred Wertheimer Senator Schumer (statement via email,... [read post]
4 Apr 2012, 7:25 am by Rick Hasen
Fred Wertheimer has written this WaPo oped: “While we cannot end all super PACs, as long as the Citizens United decision stands, we can eliminate the type of candidate-specific super PACs being used in the presidential campaign. [read post]
8 Sep 2009, 4:20 pm
There are also contributions from Joel Gora and Fred Wertheimer. [read post]
22 Feb 2007, 3:41 pm
From my quick look, the draft does not respond to the "plain meaning argument" (think Fred Wertheimer channelling Justice Scalia) made in the somewhat surprising comments... [read post]
5 Feb 2012, 3:03 pm by Rick Hasen
Steven Pearlstein has written this WaPo oped: “We know that Fred Wertheimer and the other goo-goos will be all over NPR and the op-ed pages bellyaching about the corrupting influence of corporate money on government, as if that horse hasn’t long since fled from the barn. [read post]
20 Apr 2012, 2:05 pm by Rick Hasen
On March 29, I was one of three witnesses (along with David Keating and Fred Wertheimer) to testify before the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration about the DISCLOSE Act of 2012, which would fix some problems with our system for disclosing campaign finance contributions and spending. [read post]
20 Dec 2011, 10:15 am by Rick Hasen
Romney channeling his finest Fred Wertheimer: “But these kinds of associations between money and politics in my view are wrong. [read post]
16 Sep 2013, 4:44 am by Amy Howe
In an op-ed for POLITICO, Fred Wertheimer warns that if the Court were to strike down the aggregate limits on campaign contributions at issue in McCutcheon v. [read post]
26 Apr 2009, 3:07 pm
“Democracy 21 and other good-government groups are expected to ask the House ethics committee next week for an investigation into lawmakers with close ties to defunct lobbying firm PMA Group, Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer said . . . . [read post]
16 Jun 2012, 8:14 am by Jonathan H. Adler
Fred Wertheimer, a longtime founder of Democracy 21, argued “inherently corrupt system of unlimited contributions” that we observed prior to 1970s campaign finance reforms is “back with a vengeance” due to Citizens United and its progeny and the unleashing of SuperPACs. [read post]
15 Dec 2011, 10:16 am by Rick Hasen
The following press release arrived via email: FEC Deadlocks 3 to 3 on Petition Filed by Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) to Establish New Effective Contribution Disclosure Regulations for Outside Spending Groups Statement of Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer Today, the three Republican Commissioners on the six-member FEC have once again shown their disdain for the nation’s campaign finance laws they are supposed to implement and enforce. [read post]
21 Jan 2011, 9:25 am by Kali Borkoski
’”  At ASCblog, Fred Wertheimer has a different take on the decision, which he describes as “a disastrous decision that initiated a dangerous sea change in American politics. [read post]