Monthly Archives: March 2011

“Goodbye To Federal Funding For 2012 Candidates”

The Houston Chronicle published this AP story discussing the expected demise of the taxpayer-funded presidential campaigns in the 2012 election.

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“Chief Justice Checks Out A Website For Constitutional Ammunition In Campaign Finance Case”

The ABA Journal published this interesting post about an exchange between Chief Justice Roberts and one of the attorneys during yesterday’s arguments.

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“Obama Finalizes Reelection Plans”

Marc Ambinder published this fascinating article discussing the Obama team’s plans to role out his reelection campaign in the near future.  Of particular note is the paragraph discussing how two former White House aides will organize an independent, soft money … Continue reading

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“Justices Review Arizona Law On Campaign Financing”

The New York Times report on yesterday’s arguments.

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“Redistricting Draws Unregulated Cash”

Politico offers this report.

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“Supreme Court Skeptical About Arizona’s Campaign Finance Law”

The Washington Post offers this report about yesterday’s arguments before the United States Supreme Court concerning the constitutional challenge to Arizona’s taxpayer funded elections law.

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FEC News Update

The Federal Election Commission’s Weekly Digest for the week of March 21-25, 2011 is available here.

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“FEC Still Hasn’t Issued New Campaign Spending Rules”

The Washington Post offers this report on the Federal Election Commission’s (“FEC”) failure to update its regulations more than one year after the United States Supreme Court issued its Citizens United decision.  The time has come for the FEC to … Continue reading

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FEC News Update – New Interpretive Rule On Electronic Contributor Redesignations

The link to the new Federal Election Commission rule can be found here.  The new interpretive rule will hopefully relieve some of the administrative burdens for political committees when seeking redesignations from contributors.

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Reformers Take Their Quest For More Donor Disclosure To The FCC

The Media Access Project (“MAP”) filed a petition for rulemaking with the Federal Communications Commission asking the agency to require groups sponsoring political ads to disclose certain donors.  From MAP’s press release: MAP’s Petition for Rulemaking asks the FCC to use … Continue reading

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“Supreme Court Won’t Hear Challenge To Party Spending”

Politico reports on today’s news from the United States Supreme Court.  The Court declined to hear the Republican National Committee’s constitutional challenge to the coordinated expenditure spending limits – the money the national party committee may spend on behalf of … Continue reading

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“States May Cut 2012 Primaries To Save Money”

Reuters published this interesting report about some states’ efforts to save money by combining the 2012 state and federal primaries - including presidential primaries.  This trend may expand as other states are reviewing their budgets in an effort to cut costs … Continue reading

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“Boehner Tasks Team With Updating The House”

TechPresident reports on Speaker Boehner’s recent announcement of a bipartisan working group tasked with updating the U.S. House of Representatives’ technology in an effort to make its operations more transparent.  The announcement from Speaker Boehner’s office can be found here.

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Latest Pew Study On Politics And The Internet

The Pew Internet and American Life Project published another report on the growing influence of the internet in American politics.  According to the study, approximately 54% of all American adults, or 73% of adult internet users, used the internet to … Continue reading

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“To Right, Citizens United Just A Start”

Politico published this interesting report on the current campaign finance cases working their way through the federal courts.

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