Super PACs

Washington, D.C. -- The United States Supreme Court should not summarily reverse the decision of the Montana Supreme Court upholding a state law restricting corporate spending in Montana elections, argue former acting Solicitor General Walter Dellinger and Professor James Sample of Hofstra Law...
05/18/2012
Press Release
This amicus brief, submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court on May 18, 2012, argues that the Court should not summarily reverse the decision of the Montana Supreme Court upholding a state law restricting corporate spending in Montana elections.  The brief was authored by Arnold & Porter LLP and...
05/17/2012
Publication
You don't need a PhD in political science to know that America's social contract is badly frayed. A battery of polls and studies over recent years reveal the following depressing facts: That many Americans don't believe that they have much say in how the rules of society are made; many don't...
04/27/2012
Blog
Screenshot of an anti-Gingrich ad from the Romney CampaignAnyone with a television knows that the post-Citizens United election world has delivered not just unlimited spending from wealthy donors, but also a seemingly unlimited threshold for negativity in campaign advertisements. The numbers are...
03/29/2012
Blog
Hedge fund manager Kenneth Griffin Billionaires say the darndest things. On Tuesday, active Super PACs were required to file fundraising reports with the Federal Election Commission. The results are could be described as shocking if they were actually at all surprising.  As everyone knows,...
03/23/2012
Blog
Adam Lioz appeared on "At Issue with Ben Merens" on Wisconsin Public Radio to discuss Auctioning Democracy: The Rise of the Super PACs and the 2012 election. Adam warns that the Citizens Union decision has given an even greater voice to the wealthy who do not always have the same...
03/14/2012
Audio
The outcome of Super Tuesday confirmed what we already know: Republicans voters aren’t hugely enthusiastic about any of their choices this primary season. And in even worse news for Republicans, independent voters now hold very negative views of the GOP candidates -- as a new Washington...
03/07/2012
Blog
Super Tuesday has arrived and with it, so has the full might of the Super PACs. Ten states go to the polls today but all eyes are on Ohio, where former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney could add to the distance between him and the rest of the pack needed to solidify his claim on the nomination....
03/06/2012
Blog
“I’m against very wealthy ­people attempting to or influencing elections”  You might think this statement was made by Buddy Roemer, or a member of Occupy Wall Street. But you’d be wrong. Sheldon Adelson – who with his wife contributed a campaign-saving $10...
02/27/2012
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