- Jun 24, 2016
It appears that the plaintiffs in Republican Party of Louisiana v. FEC may not be as injured as they claim to be and are serving as placeholders in a broader ideological battle to slowly, incrementally deregulate campaign finance and ethics law.
- Jun 22, 2016
The calamity of the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder can only fully be understood by looking at the Voting Rights Act’s history and all the harm to voting rights that was successfully prevented because we had Section 5 in place.
- Jun 20, 2016
Voting changes at the local level now often go unnoticed and unchallenged – even though these changes could also drastically harm voters’ ability to access to the ballot.
- Jun 16, 2016
Reps. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) and Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) introduce the Election Protection and Integrity Certification Act (EPIC) to prevent the increasing chance for foreign money to infiltrate American elections.
- Jun 15, 2016
The California State Assembly’s Committee on Elections and Redistricting will vote on two bills that would improve citizens’ ability to engage in the democratic process.
- Jun 10, 2016
The Office of Congressional Ethics has helped bring accountability and transparency to the House Ethics process. Not surprisingly, it has been unpopular since its creation, as members of Congress don’t like to be investigated.
- May 11, 2016
At best, the Supreme Court’s decision in McCutcheon shows that the justices are simply naïve about the way that fundraising works. But the justices can’t claim that we didn’t warn them.
Dark Money Group Tells the Government it Won’t Spend on Elections While Bragging to Donors it Will "Win Senate Seats" with "No Donor Disclosure”Apr 26, 2016
The news here is not just that a dark money group appears to have lied to the FEC and the IRS, but that neither agency cares enough to protect the integrity of their own investigations, much less uphold the law.
- Apr 26, 2016
This past Sunday, the TV show “60 Minutes” featured a segment on the fundraising demands facing members of Congress. In sum, how a member of Congress actually spends his or her time makes for a depressing job description.