McCutcheon v. FEC

Matea Gold reports in today's Washington Post that more than $11 million in McCutcheon Money has already flowed into this year's mid-term congressional elections. That's money that can be directly attributed to the Supreme Court's most recent disastrous campaign finance ruling, McCutcheon v. FEC....
09/02/2014
Blog
You may have heard by now but today the Roberts Court struck down the limits on the amount a single wealthy donor can give directly to his or her favored candidates, parties, and committees. Basically, this is the second shoe to drop after Citizens United in 2010. While supporters of this ruling...
04/02/2014
Blog
NEW YORK—Today, in the most significant money in politics case since Citizens United v. FEC, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down critical limits on the amount a wealthy individual can give directly to favored candidates, parties, and committees. Prior to McCutcheon v. FEC, a wealthy...
04/02/2014
Press Release
Shaun McCutcheon doesn’t like that there is a cap on the total amount of money that one person is permitted to contribute to federal candidates, parties, and political-action committees. And he is hoping that, someday soon, the Supreme Court will grant his wish by striking these limits when it...
03/04/2014
Blog
As we await a decision from the Supreme Court in the McCutcheon v. FEC money in politics case, the Justices themselves heard from a protester who rose in the courtroom to proclaim that “money is not speech, corporations are not people” and to urge the Court to “overturn Citizens United.” That this...
02/28/2014
Blog
In August 2011, Congress passed a strange piece of legislation intended to bind itself into the future. In spite of persistently high unemployment and an unremarkable deficit-to-GDP ratio, and in spite of public polling that consistently showed that creating jobs was  the American public’s top...
10/31/2013
Publication
Yesterday, in spite of official Washington being on lockdown, the Supreme Court heard oral argument on McCutcheon v. FEC—a case many are referring to as “Citizens United II.” The case is a challenge to the total cap on the amount that one wealthy donor can give to all federal candidates, parties,...
10/09/2013
Blog
I attended today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in the case challenging contribution limits. If the Justices rewrite campaign finance law by striking down the contribution limits, checks of up to $2.95 million each from wealthy contributors will corrupt democracy. During the 2012 election,...
10/08/2013
Blog
NEW YORK, NY – As the Supreme Court prepares to hear oral argument in the McCutcheon v. FEC case, national public policy center Demos has partnered with U.S. PIRG to release new data quantifying the potential dollar impact of striking down federal aggregate contribution limits.  Demos and U.S...
10/07/2013
Press Release
WASHINGTON –  This Tuesday, as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in McCutcheon v. FEC, activists and organizations across a wide spectrum of issues will speak out in support of protecting the integrity of our democracy at a rally outside the court. In the McCutcheon case, the Supreme...
10/07/2013
Press Release
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