“Skewed Justice: Citizens United, Television Advertising and State Supreme Court Justices’ Decisions in Criminal Cases”

New report from Joanna Shepherd and Michael Kang: The explosion in spending on television attack advertisements in state supreme court elections accelerated by the Citizens United decision has made courts less likely to rule in favor of defendants in criminal appeals. State … Continue reading

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“New Election Ruling Allows Candidates To Remain Completely Anonymous Throughout Campaign”

The Onion: “Explaining that the measure is intended to protect politicians’ right to free expression against undue scrutiny from the general population, a new ruling implemented this week by the Federal Election Commission allows candidates running for public office to … Continue reading

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“ARIZONA AG RACE: National Republican AG Group Goes Dark, Outraises Democratic Counterpart More Than 4:1 In 3rd Quarter; Explains 6:1 Difference In Arizona Spending (#50ShadesOfDarkMoney)”

Arizona’s Politics: In the Arizona Attorney General’s race, the national Republican 527 organization is outspending the Democrats’ by more than 6:1.  Dark money contributed mightily to that discrepancy, as RAGA raised 4 times as much money as DAGA in the … Continue reading

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“Statement of Vice Chair Ann M. Ravel Encouraging Public Comments to Increase Disclosure and Address Corruption in the Political Process”

Via email: Statement of Vice Chair Ann M. Ravel Encouraging Public Comments to Increase Disclosure and Address Corruption in the Political Process For the first time in more than a decade, the Commission is now accepting wide-ranging public comment on … Continue reading

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