Tag Archives: Express Advocacy

“Wither The FEC?”

The National Journal published a post discussing the pro-regulation groups’ complaints about the revised coordination rules recently adopted by the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”).  The article can be found here.  The pro-regulation crowd advocated for the vague and over-inclusive promote, … Continue reading

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Campaign Finance – FEC Approves Two Advisory Opinions On Independent Expenditure PACs

The Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) just announced that it approved two advisory opinions on independent expenditure PACs (“IE PACs”).  From the FEC press release: In Advisory Opinion 2010-09 (Club for Growth), the Commission concluded that Club for Growth — a 501(c)(4) … Continue reading

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Supreme Court May Review FEC Disclosure Requirements

BNA Money & Politics Reports ($) reports that the Supreme Court may have an opportunity to review whether the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) disclosure requirements applicable to certain political communications are constitutional.  One of the cases, Real Truth About Obama, … Continue reading

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Solicitor General Defends FEC’s Alternate Definition Of Express Advocacy In Filing With The United States Supreme Court

BNA Money & Politics Reports published an article discussing the Solicitor General’s filing opposing Real Truth About Obama, Inc.’s (“RTAO”) petition for certiorari with the United States Supreme Court in Real Truth About Obama, Inc. v. Federal Election Commission.  According … Continue reading

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Profile of U.S. Chamber of Commerce Advocacy Projects

The L.A. Times published an article this morning profiling the advocacy projects sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in response the current legislative environment and the U.S. Supreme Court’s holding in Citizens United v. FEC.

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Unions Announce 2010 Independent Expenditure Plans

The Democratic Party’s largest soft money support network, the unions, announced their plans to spend more than $53 million in the 2010 midterm elections.  According to the Wall Street Journal article disclosing the union strategy: The AFL-CIO is planning its … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court – Orders Only On Monday

SCOTUS Blog reports that the U.S. Supreme Court indicated that only orders will be released on Monday, meaning no opinion will be released for Citizens United v. FEC until January 2010.

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No Citizens United Today

The U.S. Supreme Court released four opinions, but not one for Citizens United v. FEC.  Stay tuned.

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Potential Impact of Citizens United On State Campaign Finance Laws

The Wall Street Journal published an article this morning discussing the potential impact of Citizens United v. FEC on state campaign finance laws prohibiting or regulating political speech by corporations.  If the Supreme Court issues a broad decision in favor of … Continue reading

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Will the Citizens United Decision Be Released Tomorrow Morning?

The election law bar buzz is that the United States Supreme Court may release the Citizens United v. FEC decision tomorrow morning.  Time will tell whether the chatter is correct.  The speculation and theories on the timing of this decision … Continue reading

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Citizens United?

The Associated Press (“AP”) published an article noting that the United States Supreme Court did not release an opinion in Citizens United v. FEC prior to Thanksgiving.  The Supreme Court is back in session this week.  The  AP article can … Continue reading

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SpeechNow.org v. FEC Update

BNA Money and Politics Reports ($) posted an article this morning discussing the number of advocacy groups seeking to file friend-of-the-court briefs before the D.C. Circuit’s January 2010 hearing in the SpeechNow.org case.  This case is shaping up to be a … Continue reading

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Emily’s List Decision Impacting SpeechNow.org?

The latest filing by the Federal Election Commission in the SpeechNow.org case acknowledges that the Federal Appeals Court decision in the Emily’s List case adversely affects their quest to preserve contribution limits to independent expenditure groups.  SpeechNow.og is mounting a … Continue reading

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More on Citizens United

George Will published this piece on last week’s U.S. Supreme Court hearing. L.A. Times published this editorial. Denver Post’s editorial. Joseph Gerth of the Louisville Courier-Journal published this piece.

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Articles Discussing Today’s Citizens United Hearing

A copy of the transcript of today’s Citizens United v. FEC hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court can be found here. The Hill Roll Call ($) Washington Post New York Times Politico

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