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Paul Blumenthal

RNC Chairman: Bring Back The Gilded Age

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus is now looking to overturn all campaign finance limits and maybe get rid of disclo...

Ryan Grim

Now He Tells Us: McCutcheon Attorney Admits Money Is Not Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

Dan Backer, the lead lawyer behind a landmark case that further opened the campaign finance floodgates, conceded in an interview with HuffPost Live th...

Supreme Court Right-Wingers Poison Majority-Rule Democracy

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Squelching political corruption was the purpose of the campaign spending finance laws that the right-wing justices gutted. The spending limits shrank billionaires' ability buy politicians.

Plaintiff In Campaign Finance Case Says He Supports Individual Donation Limits

The Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

Shaun McCutcheon, the plaintiff in a case that led to a Supreme Court decision last week ruling a major limit on campaign donations unconstitutional, ...

No Justice Roberts, the Internet Can't Do Government's Job

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

We agree with the justices that the Internet can be a powerful tool for transparency. But four years after Citizens United, it's clear that the Internet isn't enough to create transparency. Congress has to enact laws requiring candidates to use it.

McCutcheon Is One of the Worst Supreme Court Decisions of All Time -- Here's What You Need to Know

Mansur Gidfar | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Mansur Gidfar

If you're part of that 0.08 percent of the population that has money to burn on political giving, why stop at one candidate? Why not dole out $5,000 bucks to a hundred different candidates just to be safe? That's where McCutcheon v. FEC comes in.

Paul Blumenthal

The Supreme Court Has Struck Down Overall Campaign Contribution Limits

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the aggregate campaign contribution limits, thereby opening the door to even more money in th...

Chomsky on McCutcheon: 'Let's Forget Any Pretense of Being a Democratic Society'

Abel Collins | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Abel Collins

Imagine David and Charles Koch or George Soros stepping into any political race and directly showering their pet candidate with however much money it will take them to win. The result would be an assortment of politicians utterly enthralled by the ultra wealthy

Another Citizens United

Alex Palombo | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
Alex Palombo

With the latest campaign finance case, McCutcheon v. FEC, the rich might have even more power headed their way.

The McCutcheon Case: Consequences if SCOTUS Strikes Down Overall Contribution Limits

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

If the SCOTUS were to strike down the overall contribution limits in the McCutcheon case, we would be back to the same kind of corrupting contributions that resulted in the Watergate scandals in the '70s and the soft money scandals in the '90s. The legal and political consequences would be enormous.

Paul Blumenthal

Supreme Court Case Could Unleash Big Money On State Elections Too

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Supreme Court ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission that overturned any or all of the federal aggregate campaign contrib...

Supreme Court Mulls Axing Campaign Donation Limits in 'McCutcheon' Case

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

Before the U.S. Supreme Court today, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. vigorously defended the current overall cap on political contributions as a tool that helps prevent corruption and the appearance of corruption.

Paul Blumenthal

Justice Alito Is Wildly Off The Mark On Campaign Finance

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Samuel Alito called the central point made by the government during Tuesday's Supreme Court arguments in McCutcheon v. Federal E...

Paul Blumenthal

Everything You Need To Know About The Next Citizens United

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. The case challenges the two-year ag...

Plaintiff In The "Next Citizens United" Case Is A Climate Change Denier

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.07.2013 | Green

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court is slated to hear oral arguments in the case McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, which challenges the limits on t...

Paul Blumenthal

Sick Of Super PACs? Get Ready For The Next Big Threat

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The joint fundraising committee may join the super PAC and the "dark money" nonprofit as the new face of big money in politics if the Su...

Supreme Court Plaintiff McCutcheon Exceeded Campaign Contribution Limit

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

Shaun McCutcheon, the lead plaintiff in a high-profile campaign finance challenge the U.S. Supreme Court will soon consider, made an excessive contribution to the Alabama Republican Party's federal political committee last year, records show.

Paul Blumenthal

McConnell To Supreme Court: Let Candidates Accept Unlimited Cash

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Oct. 8, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will argue to the Supreme Court that all campaign contribution limits should be eliminated and t...

Millennials vs. Millionaires

Matthew Segal | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics
Matthew Segal

When money equals speech, power and influence over government, Millennials are at a distinct disadvantage. We're cash-strapped: more underemployed and debt-ridden than any previous generation -- and certainly not invested in the stock market to get those good capital gains tax rates.

Michael McLaughlin

National Republicans Converge On NYC's Mayoral Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 09.30.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- A little-known group of powerful Republican activists and donors with experience in campaigns across the country have coalesced in an atte...

Paul Blumenthal

Elizabeth Warren: 'We Face A Clear Danger' On Campaign Finance

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) warned Thursday that a coming Supreme Court case that could ultimately eliminate certain campaign contri...

Paul Blumenthal

Coming This Fall: The Next Citizens United?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The next big campaign finance case to go before the Supreme Court began in February 2012 in the grand ballroom at the Marriott Wardman P...

Paul Blumenthal

What Happens When You Break Campaign Finance Law? You Get A Refund

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Donors found by The Huffington Post to have exceeded campaign contribution limits in the 2012 election are receiving refunds as the Fede...