April 2, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Wednesday in McCutcheon v. FEC that limits on overall campaign contributions by individual donors are unconstitutional. The court previously held in Buckley v. Valeo that limits on contributions implicate First Amendment interests but that limits may be imposed so ...[read more]
November 4, 2013
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist Richard Briffault of the Columbia Law School says that McCutcheon v. FEC could upend a central element of campaign finance doctrine but even if the court's judgment is less radical than that, the erosion of restrictions on the electoral role of great private wealth will ...[read more]
October 8, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a campaign finance case. In McCutcheon v. FEC the court heard arguments on the constitutionality of the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) limit on individual campaign contributions. The court previously held in Buckley v. Valeo that limits on ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On January 21, 2010, the US Supreme Court issued its ruling in Citizens United v. FEC, a dispute in which the creators of a documentary unfavorable to 2008 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton challenged the prohibition on corporations making independent expenditures during campaigns. ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Following the fallout of the Watergate scandal, the nation's leaders sought legislative means of curbing the corruption that riddled political campaigns. The avenue of such an attack was centered on restrictions of financial contributions to political candidates. Following the passage of FECA in ...[read more]
April 7, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled earlier this week that groups seeking information through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) can immediately appeal if their request is denied or unanswered. The court held that FOIA requires agencies to review responsive ...[read more]
February 20, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court granted the first two cases of the 2013 term on Tuesday, including one on campaign finance. In McCutcheon v. FEC the court will consider whether the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) limit on individual contributions should be found unconstitutional as unsupported by a ...[read more]
January 9, 2013
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Joseph Marren, President and Chief Executive Officer of KStone Partners LLC, says that the Statement and Account Clause must be strictly adhered to if voters are to make truly informed choices...On January 21, 2010, in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (FEC), ...[read more]
December 15, 2012
by John Paul Regan
JURIST Guest Columnist Paul Sherman of the Institute for Justice argues that the Citizens United decision was not as influential in this November's election as opponents of the ruling feared...Should the government be allowed to ban peaceful political advocacy? Most Americans, upon hearing this ...[read more]
October 23, 2012
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Joseph Marren, President and Chief Executive Officer of KStone Partners LLC, says that the Statement and Account Clause must be strictly adhered to in order that the ideals of free speech and political accountability may be preserved...There are profound and heretofore ...[read more]

Support JURIST

We rely on our readers to keep JURIST running

 Donate now!

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.