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Bob Bauer’s Advice on Campaign Finance Reform: Aim Low, or Prepare to Get Sued

Former White House counsel Robert Bauer on Wednesday urged the Federal Election Commission to aim low in crafting new rules for campaign contributions in the wake of a 2014 U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down certain donation limits.
National Law Journal
added Feb 11, 2015 17:11
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Supreme Court strikes down limits on federal campaign donations

The Supreme Court’s divisive decision Wednesday striking down a Watergate-era limit on campaign contributions was the latest milestone for conservative justices who are disassembling a campaign finance regime they feel violates free-speech rights.
Washington Post
added Apr 2, 2014 23:07
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SIDES: The Supreme Court might strike down overall contribution limits. And that’s okay.

if McCutcheon is successful the campaign finance system might even become better in terms of transparency and promoting moderation in the nation’s politics.
Washington Post
added Oct 9, 2013 22:43
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HILTZIK: The next Citizens United case?

The consequences of loosening the aggregate limit could be dire, re-creating "the system of legalized bribery that existed prior to the Watergate campaign finance scandals," warns Fred Wertheimer of the progressive group Democracy 21.
Los Angeles Times
added Oct 9, 2013 22:39
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PATRICE: McCutcheon Oral Argument: Or, Justice Scalia Explains How $3.5 Million Isn’t That Much Money

1. The oral argument revealed how incredibly dumb the legal landscape becomes under the logic of Citizens United. If you haven’t been following McCutcheon, it’s basically the next logical step in the incremental dismantling of the campaign financing law
Above the Law (blog)
added Oct 9, 2013 22:28
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McCutcheon v. FEC: Big Money Fights Back at the Supreme Court

Is the Supreme Court going to invalidate campaign finance laws further in the aftermath of its 2010 decision in Citizens United?
The Daily Beast
added Oct 9, 2013 22:22
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AUDIO: Supreme Court Hears Another Challenge To Campaign Finance Law

What the aggregate limits do is not limit how much you can give to a particular candidate, but limit how many candidates you can support in an effective way," says James Bopp, McCutcheon's lawyer. Not so, say defenders of the aggregate limits.
National Public Radio (NPR)
added Oct 9, 2013 16:49
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Supreme Court Weighs Easing Limits On Campaign Contributions

It's not a question of who gets to speak. Everybody gets to speak as much as they want to and in the ways that they find most effective." But campaign finance reformers vehemently disagreed
National Public Radio (NPR)
added Oct 9, 2013 16:48
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Supreme Court appears divided in campaign finance case arguments

justices sounded as though they were closely split along the usual ideological lines. Conservatives spoke of political free speech while liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg worried that only the voice of the “super-affluent” will be heard in Washington.
Los Angeles Times
added Oct 9, 2013 16:32
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HILTZIK: It's not looking good for campaign finance limits at Supreme Court

Roberts holds the swing vote; he seems to be inclined to eliminate the limits on contributions to candidates, while leaving some constraints on contributions to parties. If that happens, it will be a severe blow to the cause of fair elections -- just not
Los Angeles Times
added Oct 9, 2013 16:31
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