Analysis by Public Campaign and Alliance for a Just Society
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), heralded as the “voice” of America’s small businesses, has received renewed scrutiny due to its role as the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit to throw out the Affordable Care Act, which awaits a decision from the Supreme Court on Thursday.
Public Campaign issued a press release today condemning the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in American Tradition Partnership, Inc. v. Bullock. Earlier this year, the Montana Supreme Court upheld the state’s century-old Corrupt Practices Act that banned direct expenditures in elections for state offices.
Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from March 26 through April 13, 2012.
The Chronicles of Money, Politics, "Insufficient Influence," Freshman Fundraising in Paradise, and the Plunger of Justice
Here's a recap of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's (PCAF) work from March 12 through March 23, 2012.
Campaign Finance/Fair Elections
Editorial: Why is Congress tied up in knots?
This Sacramento Bee editorial provides a few solutions to our broken Congress. One includes providing more campaign finance transparency--particularly by requiring Senators to file reports electronically
Here's a round-up of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's work for the week of July 25-July 29, 2011.
Millions of Americans rejoiced yesterday when a fierce negotiation involving billions and billions of dollars resulted in a deal that both sides are content with. No, I’m not talking about the debt ceiling impasse, which continues to threaten the economy, and America’s reputation all over the world.
Fair Elections/Campaign Finance
In Surprise Ruling, FEC Won’t Let Candidates Raise For Super PACs
“In a unanimous vote, the Federal Election Commission ruled Thursday that members of Congress and federal candidates cannot raise funds for independent expenditure committees beyond the federal limit of $5,000.”
Barriers to Justice and Accountability: How the Supreme Court's Recent Rulings Will Affect Corporate Behavior
Public Campaign attended a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday morning: “Barriers to Justice and Accountability: How the Supreme Court's Recent Rulings Will Affect Corporate Behavior.” The hearing was scheduled in response to the distinct pattern of pro-corporate rulings issued by the U.S. Supreme Court, particularly the Wal-Mart sex discrimination class action suit that wasn’t allowed to proceed.