April 1, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Washington DC Mayor Vincent Gray on Monday signed a bill that would decriminalize marijuana possession in the District of Columbia for up to an ounce. The proposed law would make possession of marijuana a civil violation with a penalty of $25, which is a substantial change from the prior ...[read more]
January 17, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
Madagascar's electoral court ruled on Friday that ex-finance minister Hery Rajaonarimampianina was properly elected president despite allegations that the election was rigged. The court ruled that Rajaonarimampianina won 53.5 percent of the vote while his opponent Jean Louis Robinson, former ...[read more]
November 4, 2013
by Alexandra Cabonor
JURIST Guest Columnist Dan Epstein of Cause of Action discusses the upcoming Supreme Court decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission...Last month, the US Supreme Court heard arguments in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, a campaign finance case that legal commentator Jeffrey ...[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]
August 8, 2013
by Endia Vereen
Mali's Constitutional Court on Thursday rejected allegations of electoral fraud in the country's first round of presidential elections. The court confirmed former prime minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita as the winner of Mali's July 28 first round presidential vote but said that he had failed to win ...[read more]
July 21, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
The financing of national and state elections has been a political topic in the US since the early nineteenth century. In 1828, then-candidate for the US presidency Andrew Jackson was one of the first politicians to create a campaign committee to help him raise money, secure votes, organize ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (BCRA), also known as the McCain-Feingold Act, is a federal law that amended FECA, changing the nature of campaign finance, specifically in the realm of soft money. FECA had previously been amended to limit individual contributions and expenditures by ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
The financing of national and state elections has been a political topic in the US since the early nineteenth century. In 1828, then-candidate for the US presidency Andrew Jackson was one of the first politicians to create a campaign committee to help him raise money, secure votes, organize ...[read more]
February 25, 2013
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Justin Levitt of the Loyola Law School says that the Supreme Court's newest campaign finance case need not signal a sea change in the Court's campaign finance doctrine...For better or worse, a professor's thoughts are never far from final exams. The best exams, I think, test ...[read more]

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