Tag Archives: Legislation

United States Supreme Court Issues Voting Rights Act Decision

The United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in Shelby County, Ala. v. Holder, holding that a key provision of the Voting Rights Act (“VRA”) is unconstitutional. Listed below are the key paragraphs explaining the Court’s decision. Striking down an Act … Continue reading

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“Twitter Becomes A Key Real-Time Tool For Campaigns”

The Washington Post published an interesting article concerning the role Twitter plays in campaigns and grassroots lobbying.

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“Ex-McCain Lawyer: Barack Obama ‘Mugged’ John McCain in 2008″

Politico provides further evidence that the pro-regulation community is losing patience with Obama administration.

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Reform Lobbyists, Democrats Ramp Up Disclosure Battles

The National Journal reports on the various efforts by pro-regulation groups to impose draconian disclosure requirements on political opponents.  The bottom line – the 2012 disclosure wars have begun in earnest.

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Presidential Campaign Public Financing Back And Forth

USA Today published a back and forth this morning on the merits of scrapping taxpayer financing of presidential campaigns.

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“Who Killed Public Financing?”

Eliza Carney of the National Journal examines the reasons for the Watergate campaign finance reform’s demise.

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“Bill Targets Public Funds For Presidential Elections”

The Wall Street Journal reports on the House vote as well.

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“U.S. House Votes To End Watergate-Era Campaign Finance System”

Businessweek’s take on the House vote to eliminate taxpayer financed presidential campaigns.

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“House Votes To End Publicly Financed Presidential Campaigns”

The Hill reports on the vote to eliminate taxpayer funding of presidential campaigns that just occurred in the House of Representatives.  The bill, H.R. 359,  passed 239-160.

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“Left, Right Gear Up For Campaign-Finance Clash Before 2012 Elections”

The Hill offers this report on the behind the scenes maneuvering of campaign finance reform groups and others on campaign finance legislation in the new Congress.  The reformers want to pass new campaign finance restrictions while House Republicans will hold … Continue reading

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ABA Panel Recommends Changes To Federal Lobbying Laws

An ABA Task Force on federal lobbying laws has published a report recommending sweeping changes.  The recommendations contained in the report include increased transparency regarding specific offices contacted by lobbyists, greater campaign finance restrictions, and enforcement of the federal lobbying laws … Continue reading

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“2010 Battle Over Citizens United Ruling Still Unresolved As 2012 Campaign Looms”

BNA Money & Politics Reports published an article this morning that lays out the campaign finance reformer view of the campaign finance legislative and regulatory landscape.  The article discusses one campaign finance reformer’s belief that reform community may have an … Continue reading

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“A Roadmap For Reform”

The Baltimore Sun endorses the recommendations contained in the Report recently released by the Maryland Attorney General Advisory Committee on Campaign Finance.  The Attorney General’s press release listing the campaign finance reform recommendations can be found here.

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Social Media Scrutinized By Maryland Campaign Finance Regulators

BNA Money and Politics Reports published an article this morning about a report prepared by the Maryland Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on Campaign Finance recommending greater authority for the State’s campaign finance authorities to regulate social media.  The press release announcing the report … Continue reading

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“The Political Chamber”

The Los Angeles Times uses the Obama Administration and U.S. Chamber of Commerce controversy to call for enactment of the DISCLOSE Act.

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