The FEC and the Bloomberg Loophole

This week, the D.C. District Court held plaintiffs had no claim against the FEC in a particular matter. In this case, Shaun McCutcheon, and his campaign, McCutcheon for Freedom, previously sought an advisory opinion from the FEC.

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Dark Money and the Supreme Court

This past week, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing regarding the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett. Aside from routine questions from members regarding Judge’s Barrett’s past judicial opinions and how she’d rule in future cases, some members chose to use the confirmation process to highlight the role of dark money in the Court. One member, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, discussed, at length, the role of dark money and its influences on the court,

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Court Confirmations and the Influence of Dark Money

The confirmation process over the last few years has yielded loud and raucous debates in the halls of the Senate chamber, and this year will be no different. And while there will be no shortage of outside groups taking sides, one thing that remains the same is that Senator Whitehouse is silent when it comes to the progressive groups influencing the confirmation process.

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APT Files FEC Complaint Against Courier Newsroom

Today, APT filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Courier Newsroom for failing to file as a political committee. Courier Newsroom holds itself out to be a “news outlet,” but in reality, its activities make it “more akin to a PAC than a newsroom.”

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