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In Re-Election Bid, Curry Battles Election Laws

David Frey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
David Frey

When state Rep. Kathleen Curry left the Democrats to seek re-election as an independent, she knew she'd have to fight to get her seat back. But Curry isn't just fighting against her opponents.

What's Worse Than Corporations Influencing Elections? Corporations Banned From Speaking on Elections

Bert Gall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bert Gall

What might the future have held, for the media and everyone else, if Citizens United had been decided differently -- with the Court allowing, rather than condemning, censorship of corporate speakers?

A Way Out of the Citizens United Mess?

Kent Greenfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kent Greenfield

Thursday's Supreme Court decision struck down limits on campaign expenditures. If these limits were a part of corporate law instead of election law, they would be more easily defended.

Mass. Close To Allowing Senate Appointment To Replace Kennedy

Boston Globe | Matt Viser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Legislative leaders on Beacon Hill believe they have narrow majorities in both chambers to give Governor Deval Patrick the power to appoint an interim...

Encourage Democratic Choice in NYC

Bill de Blasio | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Bill de Blasio

I am running for Public Advocate because I want to provide a strong, independent voice in City Hall. And that starts with making sure that our basic democratic rights are protected.

Sotomayor Has Strong Record On Election Law

Ballot Access News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

On May 26, news reports revealed that President Barack Obama will choose Sonia Sotomayor for the David Souter seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge S...

Starbucks' Election Bummer: Law Says Shop Must Provide Free Coffee For All

CNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Starbucks promised to give every voter a free cup of coffee today. You didn't have to bring in any proof you actually voted. Apparently, some party p...

Republicans' Top Lawyer: G.O.P. Never Breaks Even "Spirit" of Election Laws

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

In a press conference call Saturday morning, the Republican National Committee's chief counsel sweepingly denied that the Republican Party has engaged...

DNC: Investigate McCain For Election Law Violations

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democratic Party officials plan to file a new lawsuit to compel federal regulators to investigate whether Sen. John McCain violated...