Wednesday, April 22, 2015

White House correspondents urge campaigns to be more transparent

The White House Correspondents' Association plans to send its newly released declaration of principles and practices to all of the presidential campaigns, with the expectation that the campaigns will follow the protocols for press access.
Source: White House correspondents urge campaigns to be more transparent

Jeb the Destroyer

In February, the Campaign Legal Center, a group which works on campaign finance reform issues, released a “white paper” contending that many of the leading potential presidential candidates were likely breaking federal law by not declaring t
Source: Jeb the Destroyer

Secret Koch memo outlines plans for 2016

The Koch brothers’ political machine is expanding into new states and recruiting new donors as it seeks to shape the Republican Party — and its presidential field — headed into 2016, according to interviews with multiple sources, as well as confidential donor briefing documen
Source: Secret Koch memo outlines plans for 2016

Political Spending Shareholder Resolutions: The Big Ten

Spring is in the air and that can only mean one thing: Investors across the country are gearing up to take on corporate executives at annual shareholder meetings. Shareholders have filed more than 100 resolutions at companies asking for more information about electioneering and lobbying spending.
Source: Political Spending Shareholder Resolutions: The Big Ten

The State of Contribution Limits in a World of Super PACs -

The press about super PACs is heating up: there are articles popping up all over the place—here, there, everywhere.  There is at once a general sense that major change is overtaking the campaign finance system, and no agreement about what it means or what, if anything, should be done about it.
Source: The State of Contribution Limits in a World of Super PACs -

The stuff foul-mouthed Larry Lessig says

In a post entitled “The sh*t Brad Smith says” (shot? shut? – you may as well spell it out, Larry), Larry Lessig quotes Brad Smith from Sunday’s Washington Post as saying, “[W]hen the rubber hits the road, most people say, ‘I don’t think my contribution should be disclosed.’”
Source: The stuff foul-mouthed Larry Lessig says

Death by a Thousand Cuts : How the Supreme Court Has Effectively Killed Campaign Finance Regulation by Its Limited Recognition of Compelling State Interests by Kevin Huguelet

Suggested Citation Huguelet, Kevin, Death by a Thousand Cuts: How the Supreme Court Has Effectively Killed Campaign Finance Regulation by Its Limited Recognition of Compelling State Interests (February 13, 2015). University of Miami Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.
Source: Death by a Thousand Cuts : How the Supreme Court Has Effectively Killed Campaign Finance Regulation by Its Limited Recognition of Compelling State Interests by Kevin Huguelet