Despite decrying “dark money” in politics, Democratic Super Pacs–including many backing Joe Biden–are benefiting from $60 million in anonymous cash from Sixteen Thirty Fund.
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,
The Senate Committee on the Judiciary will hold its first hearing on Monday, October 12th for the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. Hearings are scheduled for 9:00 a.m. for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of next week.
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.
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.”
This past week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld a decision made by the lower court regarding donor disclosure. This ruling means that a previous regulation by FEC is no longer valid.