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Academic Commentary
12 Dec 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Steven D. Schwinn of the John Marshall Law School in Chicago says that, despite recent Supreme Court campaign finance decisions, the First Amendment still leaves opportunity for reform via creative public finance systems, tighter contribution limits and increased disclosure of contributors' names...Coming off the most expensive election … [read more]


Academic Commentary
3 Dec 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Ciara Torres-Spelliscy of the Stetson University College of Law discusses the proposed statutory and regulatory reforms that could curb the rising levels of spending by corporations in political campaigns...The US has just gone through its most expensive election ever. The projected price tag for the 2012 federal … [read more]


Professional Commentary
3 Apr 2010

Neil P. Reiff [Founding member, Sandler Reiff & Young]: "Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, sitting en banc, issued a significant, yet unsurprising decision [PDF File] in Speechnow.org. v. FEC. In Speechnow.org, the Circuit Court ruled 9-0, that a federal political committee … [read more]


Professional Commentary
30 Mar 2010

Stephen M. Hoersting [Vice President, Center for Competitive Politics]: "In SpeechNow.org v. Federal Election Commission, a unanimous federal court struck down FEC regulations that limited the ability of citizens to join together and speak about politics and candidates. Extending the rationale of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Court … [read more]

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