Posts by 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
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing yesterday called "The Citizens United Court and the Continuing Importance of the Voting Rights Act." At first glance, this may seem a strange title...
September 13, 2012 | Adam Lioz
A new report suggests—shockingly—that Sheldon Adelson may want something for the $36 million plus he's invested in the 2012 election thus far.
August 29, 2012 | Adam Lioz
This week the Pew Research Center reported that candidate campaigns and outside spending groups have nearly a third more influence over narratives around presidential candidates'  characters...
August 24, 2012 | Adam Lioz