“Criminal Justice George Soros’ quiet overhaul of the U.S. justice system”

Politico: While America’s political kingmakers inject their millions into high-profile presidential and congressional contests, Democratic mega-donor George Soros has directed his wealth into an under-the-radar 2016 campaign to advance one of the progressive movement’s core goals — reshaping the American … Continue reading

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“FAC 6 (First Amendment Conversations) The Law & Politics of Money: A Q & A with Professor Richard Hasen – Part II”

Ron Collins at Concurring Opinions: “This is Part II of my interview with Professor Richard Hasen concerning his new book Plutocrats United: Campaign Money, the Supreme Court, and the Distortion of American Elections (Yale University Press, 2016) (cloth: $32.50, 256 pp.). Part … Continue reading

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Republicans Lament that Their Billionaire Overlords Have Not Saved Them from Trump

Indispensable reporting from Burns, Haberman, and Martin: Late last fall, the strategists Alex Castellanos and Gail Gitcho, both presidential campaign veterans, reached out to dozens of the party’s leading donors, including the casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and the hedge-fund manager … Continue reading

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Bauer on Countering Super PACs, My Critique, and Political Equality

Bob: At the same time, there is room for reform–some adjustment to the regulatory process–that would account for the Super PACs’ emergence and widening impact.  Transparency measures can clearly identify for the public those single-candidate Super PACs operating with the … Continue reading

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