Tokaji to Testify on NSM at U.S. Senate Rules Committee Hearing

by Daniel Tokaji | July 22, 2014

On Wednesday, July 23 at 10:00 AM ET, Professor Daniel Tokaji will testify before the U.S. Senate Rules and Administration Committee, in a hearing on the proposed DISCLOSE Act. Professor Tokaji will testify regarding disclosure in The New Soft Money, co-authored with Renata Strause. Professor Tokaji’s testimony is available here: Tokaji – new soft money […]

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Herdt’s ‘Prairie Fire’ column discusses report

by Barbara Peck | June 19, 2014

Timm Herdt, Ventura County Star columnist, wrote Can California ignite prairie fire? about proposing a constitutional amendment to reverse the consequences of Citizens United. “At the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., today, researchers from Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law are scheduled to release a report on post-Citizens United independent political expenditures that […]

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Huffington Post writes on the millions in independent spending affects political process

by Barbara Peck | June 19, 2014

Paul Blumenthal wrote Citizens United Makes Lawmakers ‘Bit Players in Their Own Campaigns,’ Report Says for the Huffington Post. “The report is rich with examples of how campaigns cooperate without coordinating with independent groups,” Blumenthal wrote.

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The New York Times writes on squishy political influence

by Barbara Peck | June 18, 2014

Derek Willis from The New York Times provided this great quote – “To congressional campaign workers, the groups that can raise and spend unlimited donations can seem like unpredictable wedding guests: You don’t know when they’ll show up, what they’ll bring or whether their presence will prove a welcome distraction or a disaster,” in his […]

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Sunlight Foundation blogs on the five takeaways

by Barbara Peck | June 18, 2014

Lee Drutman from the Sunlight Foundation gracefully give us Five takeaways from a new campaign finance report. The report: “it’s quite wide ranging, and worth reading in full,” Drutman wrote.

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