Posts by Allie Boldt

Update: Demos is pleased to report that on Friday, November 3, Washington Superior Court Judge Beth Andrus dismissed this misguided challenge to Seattle's Democracy Voucher...
November 6, 2017 | Allie Boldt
Historically, organizing to get big money out of politics has been driven largely by older, white, and male leaders, frequently missing the voices of those who are the most marginalized by the...
June 26, 2017 | Allie Boldt
Today, the Supreme Court declined to review a lower court decision upholding limits on so-called "soft money" in politics. Congress enacted these limits as part of the McCain-Feingold Act in hopes of...
May 21, 2017 | Allie Boldt
Today Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) confronted Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch about the vicious cycle facing our democracy: of severe concentration of economic power yielding...
March 22, 2017 | Allie Boldt
Today the Election Law Journal published Beyond Corruption, a peer-reviewed symposium on money in politics and the Supreme Court. The symposium was guest-edited by Professor David Schultz and...
March 19, 2017 | Allie Boldt
1. Do you agree that wealthy donors translating their massive economic power directly into political influence is a problem that should be taken into account when considering rules governing...
March 12, 2017 | Allie Boldt
The University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online has released a Special Issue on Campaign Finance exploring alternatives to the Supreme Court’s analysis in Buckley vs. Valeo, the foundational money...
May 31, 2016 | Allie Boldt
After the Watergate scandal, Congress passed FECA, a comprehensive set of reforms to limit the role of big money in politics. But 40 years ago, on January 30, 1976, the Supreme Court struck down a...
January 29, 2016 | Allie Boldt