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  • Supreme Court Needs Changes

    The Supreme Court ruling in McCutcheon v. FEC may appear antagonistic to democratic principles and will surely cause some to question the court's honesty. Nevertheless, the court is composed of humans, and humans make mistakes on a daily basis. It is...
  • 'Love the Gov.' — Indictment Recounts Rowland's Emailed Sales Pitches

     'Love the Gov.' — Indictment Recounts Rowland's Emailed Sales Pitches
    "Love the Gov." That's how ex-Gov. John G. Rowland signed an email to Republican congressional candidate Mark Greenberg on Oct. 23, 2009 — in the first of several messages that prosecutors say he sent over seven months in hopes of becoming a...
  • State won't enforce $10,000 limit on campaign contributions

    State won't enforce $10,000 limit on campaign contributions
    After a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Maryland election officials said Friday that they will no longer enforce a state law that imposes an overall limit of $10,000 on campaign contributions in a four-year election cycle. State officials said...
  • Rowland Indicted In Two Alleged Campaign Finance Schemes

    Rowland Indicted In Two Alleged Campaign Finance Schemes
    Former Gov. John G. Rowland was indicted Thursday on conspiracy and other charges associated with two federal election campaigns, one of them involving a sham contract written to conceal $35,000 he was paid for political advice to congressional...
  • Kyle L. Kreider: McCutcheon decision enhances political power of rich

    Kyle L. Kreider: McCutcheon decision enhances political power of rich
    On April 2, the U.S. Supreme Court rendered a decision in an important campaign finance case, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, which will have profound negative consequences for the participatory democracy our framers envisioned. This decision...
  • California's POM Wonderful takes on Coke over pomegranate juice

    WASHINGTON Some of the nation's pre-eminent lawyers are now fighting over pomegranate juice. Soon, the Supreme Court will taste the tang, too, in a conflict that pits California's politically well-connected POM Wonderful against soda giant Coca-Cola. It'...
  • Wake up, people, and see the danger we're in

    This is a column about campaign finance reform. And your eyes glazed over just then, didn't they? That's the problem with this problem. Americans know that government truly of, by and for the people is unlikely if not impossible so long as the system is...
  • Foleys Plead Guilty In Campaign Scheme Linked To Rowland

    Foleys Plead Guilty In Campaign Scheme Linked To Rowland
    HARTFORD — Businessman Brian Foley and his wife, former congressional candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley, admitted in court Monday that they used a sham consulting contract with former Gov. John G. Rowland to pay him for secret political assistance to...
  • U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush faces ethics inquiry

    U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush faces ethics inquiry
    WASHINGTON — An attorney for Rep. Bobby Rush said Wednesday that the South Side Democrat is cooperating with an inquiry by the Office of Congressional Ethics. Scott E. Thomas, a Washington lawyer, said Rush had retained his firm, Dickstein...
  • Supreme Court strikes down aggregate campaign limits on individuals

    WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Wednesday further opened up the taps on political campaign spending, with a bombshell ruling that removes the longstanding limits on how much total money an individual can contribute to federal candidates. In what...
  • California Senate to three suspended members: You're dead to me

    A week after taking the unprecedented step of suspending three colleagues, the California state Senate erased the lawmakers’ names, press releases and archives from its websites. The Senate left in place bare-bones information for the districts of...