December 12, 2012
by Kyle Webster
On December 12, 2011, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit struck down a Wisconsin law prohibiting people from donating more than $10,000 a year to political action committees (PACs). The successful challenge came from the Wisconsin Right to Life and the Wisconsin Center for Economic ...[read more]
November 3, 2012
by Leigh Argentieri
JURIST Guest Columnist Danielle Rudisill, Stetson University College of Law Class of 2013, argues for increased regulation regarding campaign finances...While the US Supreme Court has ruled a number of times that contributions to political parties can be constitutionally censored, perhaps the ...[read more]
December 31, 2011
by Jaimie Cremeans
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday ruled that a Washington law banning political action committees from taking donations of $5,000 or more in the last three weeks before an election is unconstitutional. The law was challenged by Family PAC on three grounds, including two ...[read more]
December 13, 2011
by Katherine Getty
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Monday struck down a Wisconsin law that prohibited people from donating more than $10,000 a year to political action committees (PACs). The case was brought by Wisconsin Right to Life before the 2010 gubernatorial election on grounds that the law ...[read more]
November 30, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On November 30, 2005, the Connecticut Senate voted 27-8 in favor of the Campaign Finance Reform Act that strictly limited campaign contributions for all state offices and created a public campaign finance system. The legislation banned political contributions from lobbyists, their spouses and ...[read more]
October 30, 2010
by Sarah Paulsworth
The US District Court for the District of Hawaii on Friday rejected a challenge to one of the state's campaign finance laws. In the case of Yamada et. al v. Kuramoto et. al., Judge Michael Seabright rejected challenges to two Hawaiian states laws according to which political action committees must ...[read more]
April 6, 2006
by Jeannie Shawl
The US House of Representatives on Wednesday passed the 527 Reform Act of 2006, legislation that would require non-profit political groups, called 527s for the tax code section under which they are organized, to register as political committees and follow campaign finance rules. 527 g... ...[read more]
March 30, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
US District Judge Emmit G. Sullivan has ruled that the Federal Election Commission (FEC) has not provided adequate reasons for failing to more strictly regulate so-called 527 groups, nonprofits named for the tax code section under which they are organized. The groups are currently not subject to ...[read more]
January 5, 2006
by Kate Heneroty
US Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, told President Bush in a letter Wednesday that the White House violated the National Security Act when it withheld information pertaining to the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program from full... ...[read more]
December 1, 2005
by Greg Sampson
The Connecticut General Assembly passed a tough new campaign finance law Thursday that strictly limits campaign contributions for all state offices and creates a public campaign finance system. Once enacted, the bill will ban political contributions from lobbyists, their spouses, and state ...[read more]

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