Fred Wertheimer for SCOTUSblog: “The Court after Scalia: A new liberal Justice means a new campaign finance jurisprudence”

SCOTUSblog has been hosting an online symposium in which guest authors have been invited “to explore the impact that a conservative or liberal nominee replacing the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the bench might have on certain areas of law on which the Court may rule in the future.” Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer was invited …

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Tax Law Professors Urge House Leaders to Oppose Impeachment Resolution of IRS Commissioner

Enclosed for your information is a letter from 124 tax law professors from all parts of the country sent on August 28, 2016 to House Speaker Ryan, House Democratic Leader Pelosi, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Brady and Ways and Means Committee Ranking Democrat Levin. The letter urges them to oppose any resolution to impeach …

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Fred Wertheimer: “House Freedom Caucus Pushes for Sept Vote on Unprecedented & Baseless Impeachment Resolution Against IRS Commish Koskinen”

  In July, Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) introduced a resolution of impeachment (H.Res. 828) against Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen. In August, Rep. Jim Jordan (D-OH), chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, said that House Freedom Caucus members would push for a House vote on the impeachment resolution when Congress returns in September. Under …

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Watchdog Groups Call on DOJ to Investigate Trump Campaign

  In a letter sent today to the Justice Department, Democracy 21 and the Campaign Legal Center called for an investigation into whether Donald Trump’s campaign committee has engaged in knowing and willful violations of federal campaign finance laws. According to the letter, “Based on numerous published reports, it appears that the Trump committee has …

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Hillary Clinton Super PAC Accepted $200,000 in Illegal Contributions from Government Contractor

  FEC Should Investigate Contributions Made to Priorities USA from Suffolk Construction Company  Priorities USA Action, a super PAC backing Hillary Clinton, accepted $200,000 in contributions from a government contractor in violation of federal law. While Priorities USA – following press coverage of the illegal contribution – returned the money to Suffolk Construction Company, it …

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Reform Group File Complaint Against Donald Trump For Soliciting Foreign Money to Fund His Campaign

FEC Urged to Stop Foreign Money from Infiltrating Our Presidential Election  WASHINGTON – Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign committee is violating black-letter federal law by sending campaign fundraising emails to foreign nationals – including foreign politicians – in at least Iceland, Scotland, Australia and Britain. The Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21 today will file a …

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Fred Wertheimer for SCOTUS Blog on McDonnell decision

Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer on June 28, 2016 published by piece in SCOTUS Blog entitled “McDonnell decision substantially weakens the government’s ability to prevent corruption and protect citizens.” In the piece, Fred Wertheimer says, “The Court has substantially weakened the legal protections that currently exist against government corruption.” The piece concludes: “The American people are …

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Democracy 21 Attacks Supreme Court’s McDonnell Decision Which Legalizes Sale of Certain Actions by Public Officials for Personal Gain

  Statement of Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer  Democracy 21 is very disappointed in today’s Supreme Court decision in the McDonnell case, which greatly undermines the interests of the American people in honest and fair public officials. The Supreme Court decision belies reality. If you show the facts in the case to any citizen, the …

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Fred Wertheimer Testifies at Democratic Platform Committee Hearing

  In testimony before the Democratic Platform Committee on Saturday, June 18, Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer supported the Clinton campaign finance reform plan and urged the Committee to include it in the party’s platform. According to the testimony, key elements of the Clinton plan include creating a small donor, public matching funds system for …

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Democracy 21 Attacks Resolution Adopted Today by House Government Reform Committee to Censure IRS Commissioner

  Statement of Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer The resolution adopted today by the House Government Reform Committee to censure IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has no merit and should be ignored by the American people. The censure resolution is an irresponsible attack against IRS Commissioner Koskinen who has served the country with great distinction and …

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