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Can We Safeguard Our Democracy After McCutcheon?

The Supreme Court’s evisceration of our campaign finance rules is a powerful argument for the cleansing properties of sunlight. We should respond to McCutcheon by pushing for the full and timely disclosure of every penny donated to advance a political…

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McCutcheon Ruling Ignores Disclosure Reality

By Edwin Bender Executive Director of the National Institute on Money in State Politics MUNCIE, Indiana (Op/Ed) – The U.S. Supreme Court decisions in both McCutcheon and Citizens United placed great faith in ‘robust’ federal campaign-finance disclosure as an antidote to the corrupting influences of political donations and expenditures. The problem is, this relies on […]

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SCOTUS: McCutcheon v FEC Ruling Could Unleash Mega-Donors

Minimum Give the Maximum Supreme Court could unleash mega-donors with McCutcheon v FEC Ruling HELENA, MT – As political reporters from throughout the nation await the Supreme Court decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission–which many believe will be handed down as early as next week–the National Institute on Money in State Politics’ October 2013 report […]

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Citizens United: McCutcheon v FEC, The Sequel

Recommended Reading: McCutcheon v Federal Election Commission (via Moyers & Company) The Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission (FEC), in a case that could lead to huge changes in campaign financing. Below are some articles that shed light on where the case may be going. Chief Justice Roberts…