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The Citizen’s United Era of Money in Politics: Explained

via Vox On January 21, 2010, the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. FEC ruling set the stage for larger and larger sums of money to pour into our electoral system. In the ruling, a majority of justices made clear that they viewed…

The Supreme Court Needs to get Smarter About Politics

Via The Washington Post At one point during the oral argument Tuesday in the case of McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, Justice Antonin Scalia remarked that he didn’t understand the legislation in question. “This campaign finance law is so intricate…

When it Comes to Money, Sen. Pot, Meet Judge Kettle

Via The Washington Post THE SUPREME Court has rightly upheld a Florida ethics rule that prohibits judges from personally soliciting campaign contributions. The case involves a lawyer, Lanell Williams-Yulee, who in 2009 sent out a letter announcing her candidacy for a county…

Campaign Finance Disclosure Laws: More Work is Needed

Yesterday, the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform held a “Standing Up to Special Interests” Forum at Columbia College Chicago. A panel of experts discussed current strengths and weaknesses in campaign finance laws at the local, state, and federal level. The…

State Supreme Court justice could be grilled about own election

VIA Better Government Association (Chicago Sun-Times) Better Government Association Justice Lloyd Karmeier has been on the Illinois Supreme Court for a decade. But now he finds himself on the other side of the bench — drawn into a federal racketeering…

The Race is On!!!

If you think Illinois’ fall elections are all over but for the counting, think again. November 10 When forecasting the agenda for the Veto Session, a look at campaign giving during the preceeding election season can give a glimpse of…

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