March 9, 2012
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist Mark Loewenstein of the University of Colorado Law School says that while the SEC clearly has the authority to require reporting companies to disclose information regarding their political expenditures, a better course of action may be to amend existing SEC rules to ...[read more]
February 14, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On February 14, 2010, Senator Charles Schumer and Representative Chris van Hollen proposed legislation to ban foreign companies, or those controlled by foreign companies or governments, from making campaign contributions in US elections. The proposal followed the US Supreme Court decision in ...[read more]
February 11, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
American Tradition Partnership, Montana Shooting Sports Association and Champion Painting have petitioned the US Supreme Court to reverse the decision by the Montana Supreme Court in Western Tradition Partnership, Inc. v. Montana that upheld a Montana campaign finance law banning corporate ...[read more]
May 28, 2011
by John Paul Putney
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Thursday struck down a campaign finance law which bans corporations from making contributions to federal candidates, citing the controversial Supreme Court decision in Citizens United. Judge James Cacheris dismissed a ...[read more]
January 21, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On January 21, 2010, the US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission that corporations had a First Amendment right to expend general treasury funds in political campaigns. The court was asked to consider Section 203 of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA), ...[read more]
November 30, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On November 30, 2005, the Connecticut Senate voted 27-8 in favor of the Campaign Finance Reform Act that strictly limited campaign contributions for all state offices and created a public campaign finance system. The legislation banned political contributions from lobbyists, their spouses and ...[read more]
April 29, 2010
by Jonathan Cohen
A group of Senate Democrats on Thursday introduced legislation aimed at curbing foreign and corporate influence in elections after a recent Supreme Court decision eased restrictions on campaign spending. In Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court struck down Section 203 ...[read more]
January 21, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court on Thursday decided 5-4 in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission to ease restrictions on political campaign spending by corporations. The Court was asked to consider Section 203 of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA), which prohibits corporations and unions ...[read more]
September 9, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court reheard oral arguments Wednesday in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission to determine whether two precedent cases that uphold restraints on corporate election spending should be overturned. The two cases, Austin v. Michigan Chamber of Commerce and McConnell v. ...[read more]
March 25, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Steve Simpson: In the case of Citizens United v. FEC, the US Supreme Court confronted the inescapable logic of the campaign finance laws: if the government can ban a broadcast advertisement that is paid for by a corporation, then it can ban movies and even books as well. In fact, during the a... ...[read more]

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