Posts by Adam Lioz

In an "Opinionator" piece in Sunday's New York Times, Joseph Stiglitz made the important point that economic inequality is the result of political decisions, not inescapable global conditions. His...
October 15, 2013 | Adam Lioz
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...
October 9, 2013 | Adam Lioz
The New York Times recently published a great piece on fundraising by freshmen congressmen/women on the highly-coveted House Financial Services Committee. It included this surprisingly frank...
August 20, 2013 | Adam Lioz
Are we ready for the next Citizens United? Can our democracy, and Americans’ faith in government, take another body blow from the Supreme Court?
July 25, 2013 | Adam Lioz
I called Connecticut home for three years between late 2003 and early 2007.  During my time there I was first dismayed to learn of the scandal and malfeasance associated with then-Governor John...
June 7, 2013 | Adam Lioz
The U.S. Supreme Court announced Tuesday that next term it will hear McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, a challenge to limits on the amount of money that a single person may...
February 21, 2013 | Adam Lioz
The Roberts Court's campaign finance jurisprudence has one over-arching theme: morphing the First Amendment into a tool for powerful interests and wealthy individuals to use to dominate the political...
October 19, 2012 | Adam Lioz
Congressman John Sarbanes was frustrated with the state of political fundraising in the wake of Citizens United, and looking for another way.
September 20, 2012 | Adam Lioz