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November 3, 2015 WV Citizens for Clean Elections Blog Julie Archer
Fair Courts: Money, politics tipping scales of justice?
If you went to court tomorrow, would you ultimately get a fair and impartial decision? Or are the scales of justice tilted by special interests spending big and playing dirty in efforts to shape elected courts to their liking? A new national report underscores the troubling answer to these questions. Bankrolling the Bench: The New […]
Issues: Citizens UnitedClean ElectionsDark MoneyFair CourtsPublic financingWV Supreme Court
November 3, 2015 WV Citizens for Clean Elections Blog Julie Archer
Fair Courts Summit Brings Together Advocates Working to Protect Our Courts
In July, Natalie Thompson and I represented WV Citizens for Clean Elections at the second annual Fair Courts State Summit in Washington, DC. The summit, hosted by our national partner Justice at Stake and sponsored by the Brennan Center for Justice, Wellstone Action, and the Piper Fund (longtime funders of our clean elections work) brought […]
Issues: Clean ElectionsDark MoneyFair CourtsPublic financing
July 31, 2015 Press Release Natalie Thompson
WV elections panel declines to clean up public campaign law
In May, the commission drafted rules to make the public financing law consistent with the new nonpartisan election and had proposed resolving the funding ambiguity with a rule clarifying that candidates could keep any unspent qualifying funds.
Issues: Public financingWV Supreme Court
July 28, 2015 Press Release Natalie Thompson
WVCALA takes aim at WV Supreme Court voting blocks
West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse said a new study of state Supreme Court of Appeals opinions dating back to 2009 corroborated earlier research suggesting Justices Robin Davis, Margaret Workman and Brent Benjamin were most likely to agree philosophically in recent years.
Issues: WV Supreme Court
July 28, 2015 Press Release Natalie Thompson
Arizona Clean Elections Commission Targets Dark Money
The Arizona Clean Elections Commission has proposed requiring dark-money groups to quit hiding and reveal who is funding their drives to get certain people elected
Issues: Clean ElectionsDark Money
July 17, 2015 Press Release Natalie Thompson
CMD Denounces Corrupt John Doe Ruling From Conflicted Court
Madison, WI--Today, the Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned the state’s limits on money in politics, opening the door to unlimited, undisclosed spending coordinated directly with candidates, and handing Scott Walker a significant political victory as he begins his run for the White House.
Issues: Citizens UnitedDark Money
May 1, 2014 WV Citizens for Clean Elections Blog WVCCE
Sample letter to State Legislator in support of Clean Elections
This letter can easily be adapted for sending to a State Senator just by substituting SB 118.
Issues: Clean Elections
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