Public Financing

Brief filed in U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Maine Citizens for Clean Elections and other amici.
10/22/2010
Publication
Respect Maine PAC. v. Walter McKee On Tuesday, October 5, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit rejected a motion for an emergency injunction to invalidate the matching funds provision of Maine's Clean Election law, the contribution limit for gubernatorial candidates, and certain...
10/08/2010
Publication
Brief Filed in the First Circuit Court of Appeals, on Behalf of Maine Citizens for Clean Elections.
10/04/2010
Publication
Testimony of Democracy Program Director Brenda Wright before the Boston City Council on Campaign Finance Reform. 
04/09/2009
Publication
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
Publication
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
Publication
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
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
Press Release
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
Press Release
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