Money In Politics

Brief Filed in the First Circuit Court of Appeals, on Behalf of Maine Citizens for Clean Elections.
10/04/2010
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Arguments Heard Today Suggest Precedents Limiting Corporate Political Influence Under Threat Washington, DC — Today's argument in Citizens United v. FEC suggests that the Roberts Court is poised to sweep aside century-old restraints on corporate domination of the political marketplace — ...
09/09/2009
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High Court Threatening to Overturn Key Precedents Protecting Citizens Against Corporate Control of Politics Washington, DC — The American Independent Business Alliance, a non-profit organization helping communities design and implement programs to support independent locally-owned businesses,...
07/31/2009
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Democracy Program Director Brenda Wright co-authored (with the American Independent Business Alliance) the following amicus brief.  It was filed in July of 2009. The Supreme Court’s decisions in Austin and McConnell both are premised on the long-standing recognition that “the special...
07/15/2009
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Testimony of Democracy Program Director Brenda Wright before the Boston City Council on Campaign Finance Reform. 
04/09/2009
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Concerned groups The Brennan Center for  Justice at NYU School of Law (“Brennan Center”), Common Cause, Dēmos: A Network for Ideas and Action (“Dēmos”), The League of Women Voters of the United States (“the League”), and U. S. Public Interest Research Group (“U.S. PIRG”), by their...
03/09/2009
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Testimony of Demos' Democracy Program Legal Director on restoring contribution limits in Vermont, delivered before the Vermont House Government Operations Committee on February 5, 2008.
02/05/2008
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The Supreme Court today turned back a constitutional challenge to spending limits for student government campaigns at the University of Montana, denying review of a June 2007 ruling by the Ninth Circuit that upheld the limits. The Supreme Court's action is a victory for the Associated Students of...
01/07/2008
Press Release
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
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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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