“State, Local Parties Tell FEC They Are at Risk Due to Tough Restrictions, Outside Spending”

Bloomberg BNA: “The continued existence of traditional political party committees at the state and local level is being threatened by the restrictions of complex campaign finance rules amidst competition from independent political organizations not subject to the same rules, state … Continue reading

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As Predicted, Congressional Override of SCOTUS on Child Pornography Proceeds Full Speed Ahead

Back in April I explained why conditions were right, despite great political polarization, for Congress to override the Supreme Court’s statutory decision in Paroline v. US on the right of child pornography victims to obtain restitution. And very quickly now … Continue reading

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“Liberal donors eye new long-term investments in states and new voters to boost Democrats”

WaPo: A group of wealthy liberal donors who helped bankroll the Center for American Progress and other major advocacy groups on the left is developing a new big-money strategy that could boost state-level Democratic candidates and mobilize core party voters. … Continue reading

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“The Last Days of Disco: Why the American Political System is Dysfunctional”

Jack Balkin has posted this draft on SSRN (Boston U. Law Review).  Here is the abstract: Today, America’s political system seems remarkably dysfunctional. Many people believe that our 225-year-old Constitution is the problem. But what looks like constitutional dysfunction is … Continue reading

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