Washington Post: Most independent ads for 2012 election are from groups that don’t disclose donors

The Washington Post Most independent ads for 2012 election are from groups that don’t disclose donors By Dan Eggen– Nearly all of the independent advertising aired for the 2012 general-election campaign has come from interest groups that do not disclose their donors, suggesting that much of the political spending over the next six months will …

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U. S. Appeals Court Judge Richard Posner in blog post calls into question the Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United decision

In an April 8, 2012 blog post, Judge Richard Posner has called into question the controversial Supreme Court decision in Citizens United. Judge Posner is a widely-recognized conservative Judge and former Chief Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.  A 2004 poll by Legal Affairs magazine named Judge Posner as one of …

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New York Times editorial: A Judge Turns on the Light

The New York Times A Judge Turns on the Light April 2, 2012– A federal judge took an important step toward ending secret donations to big-spending political groups, striking down regulations that permitted some groups to hide their donors. Unfortunately, the ruling probably came too late to flush this corrupting practice from this year’s elections …

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New York Times Editorial: Back to the Robber Barons

With federal campaigns already knee-deep in a new era of laissez-faire money, the Republican National Committee has brazenly proposed the ultimate step – that the 105-year-old ban on direct corporation contributions to candidates and parties be scrapped as unconstitutional. The Supreme Court’s misguided Citizens United decision did damage enough to fair elections by freeing corporations to make …

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