Corporations

On June 26, 2006, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision in Randall v. Sorrell, a case addressing the constitutionality of Vermont’s comprehensive campaign finance law, enacted in 1997. The Court was badly splintered on the reasoning, but the bottom-line vote was to strike Vermont’s spending...
07/05/2006
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WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Supreme Court today announced its decision in Randall v. Sorrell, a case addressing the constitutionality of Vermont's comprehensive campaign finance law, passed in 1997. Stuart Comstock-Gay, Executive Director of the National Voting Rights Institute, which defended...
06/26/2006
Press Release
Boston, MA — The National Voting Rights Institute (NVRI) and the State PIRGs Democracy Program released a study today that found there is no support for the notion that campaign contribution limits hurt challengers. In fact, according to the study, contribution limits can work to reduce the...
06/01/2006
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New York, NY — Today, Demos, a national, non-partisan public policy organization, announced the launch of the new Democracy Dispatches online. Published at www.democracydispatches.org, Democracy Dispatches is a web-based news journal offering commentary, blog-based analysis and an up-to-date...
01/30/2006
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Boston, MA — A Poll commissioned by the National Voting Rights Institute (NVRI) revealed overwhelming support for election campaign spending limits as a way of improving the fairness, honesty and integrity of elections. A remarkable 87 percent of voters support caps on campaign spending. The...
01/05/2006
Press Release
This new Demos report, published in collaboration with Business Ethics Magazine, explores growing efforts by state and local governments to ensure corporate accountability. It looks at the changing role of state treasurers, labor pension funds, and others working to demand more responsible business...
10/28/2005
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QUESTIONS PRESENTED   1.  Whether Vermont’s mandatory limits on campaign expenditures by candidates for public office are constitutional under the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution.    2.  Whether the dollar amounts of Vermont’s...
06/15/2005
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For the first time since its decision in Buckley v. Valeo nearly 30 years ago, the Supreme Court has agreed to review the  constitutionality of campaign spending limits.  The case,  Randall v.  Sorrell, No. 04-1528, raises issues that go to the heart of our democracy...
01/01/2005
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The link between corporate practices and the economic security of Americans has become a major focus of public debate over the past several years. The off-shoring of new kinds of jobs has garnered the most attention, but cutbacks in employee health benefits and the under funding of pension plans...
12/06/2004
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