Breaking: Ninth Circuit Denies Rehearing En Banc in Montana Campaign Contributions Case, Teeing Up Issue for Possible Supreme Court Review

Back in October, I wrote the following: Post navigation In Major Victory in Case with National Significance, Ninth Circuit on 2-1 Vote Upholds Montana Contribution Limits; Judge Bea Would Appear to Hold *All* Limits Unconstitutional Posted on October 23, 2017 11:20 … Continue reading

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“New Report on Impact of Seattle’s Democracy Voucher Program on Candidates’ Ability to Rely on Constituents for Fundraising”

Release: Today, Free Speech For People released a new issue report on The Impact of Seattle’s Democracy Voucher Program on Candidates’ Ability to Rely on Constituents for Fundraising. In 2015, Seattle voters enacted a novel democracy voucher program for public campaign financing. The objective … Continue reading

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Mick Mulaney Sold Access to Lobbyists as a Member of Congress (But Don’t Worry Because That’s Not Corruption According to Justice Kennedy)

NYT: Mick Mulvaney, the interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, told banking industry executives and lobbyists on Tuesday that they should increase their campaign donations to influence lawmakers, revealing that he would meet only with lobbyists who contributed … Continue reading

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En Banc 5th Circuit, on a Vote of 12-2, with One of Trump’s Appointees Issuing a Blistering Dissent, Denies Rehearing to Consider Challenge to Austin’s $350 Contribution Limit

Via How Appealing comes news of this vote to deny rehearing en banc in Zimmerman v. City of Austin. The vote is not all that surprising given that since Randall v. Sorrell, courts generally have not struck down campaign finance limits … Continue reading

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“Public Support for Campaign Finance Reform: The Role of Policy Narratives, Cultural Predispositions, and Political Knowledge in Collective Policy Preference Formation”

Paul D. Jorgensen , Geoboo Song, and  Michael D. Jones have writen this article for Social Science Quarterly. Here is the abstract: Objective We use the variation in public support for campaign finance reform (CFR) to determine factors important to collective policy preference formation. … Continue reading

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