Fred Wertheimer on Justice Roberts, rise of joint fundraising committees

According to Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer: In his opinion in McCutcheon v Federal Election Commission, Chief Justice Roberts said that scenarios, such as the large scale joint fundraising committees described in briefs submitted to defend the federal aggregate contribution limits, were “divorced from reality.” The Center for Public Integrity article below provides a new …

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Wertheimer: “It’s Chief Justice Roberts who is “divorced from reality”"

According to Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer: As the enclosed POLITICO article makes clear, it is Chief Justice Roberts who is “divorced from reality,” not those of us who submitted briefs in the McCutcheon case to explain that donors would be giving huge contributions if the limits on the total contributions by an individual to …

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Fred Wertheimer for SCOTUSblog on McCutcheon & the Supreme Court

Symposium: The Supreme Court and the McCutcheon decision The Supreme Court majority in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission has continued on its step-by-step path to destroy the nation’s campaign finance laws. The Court in McCutcheon overturned forty years of national policy and thirty-eight years of judicial precedent to strike down the overall limits on the total contributions an individual …

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NYTimes Editorial: “Suing the I.R.S. Back to Basics”

The New York Times Suing the I.R.S. Back to Basics By: the Editorial Board The ease with which big-money donors are able to influence the nation’s politics is nowhere better illustrated than by the charade that gives tax exemptions to obviously partisan political groups posing as “social welfare” organizations. Representative Chris Van Hollen, a Maryland …

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LA Times: “Campaign donations on trial”

The Los Angeles Times Campaign donations on trial The Supreme Court’s decision to consider ending ‘aggregate’ limits on political contributions is ominous. By: Editorial Board– The Supreme Court long ago established that Americans have a 1st Amendment right to spend unlimited amounts on behalf of a political candidate as long as the money is spent …

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The Washington Post: “McCutcheon case could give Citizens United a run for its money in Supreme Court”

The Washington Post McCutcheon case could give Citizens United a run for its money in Supreme Court By T.W. Farnam– McCutcheon could be the new Citizens United.The Supreme Court’s decision Tuesday to hear a campaign finance case, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, in its next term gives the justices a chance to continue their dismantling …

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