In one of the first cases to rely on the U.S. Supreme Court's McCutcheon decision, a federal judge just tried to open the door to new levels of corruption in Wisconsin elections.
By Brendan Fischer and Mary Bottari
"Legislators hold the cards" at ALEC, spokesman Bill Meierling told Kansas Public Radio on Wednesday.
Yet at ALEC's Spring Task Force Summit this week in Kansas City, it is clear that corporations are still the ones calling the shots.
In a landmark decision, a federal judge has struck down Wisconsin's strict voter ID restrictions as an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote and a violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act based on the law's discriminatory impact on people of color.
The Center for Media and Democracy and Progress Missouri today released a new report, "Reporters Guide to Rex Sinquefield and the Show-Me Institute," that will be an eye opener for Missouri residents and national press.
New court filings undermine claims that the John Doe is a "partisan witch-hunt:" the Special Investigator at the head of the John Doe voted for Walker during the 2012 recall elections, and prosecutors have pursued charges against multiple Democrats in recent years, including Walker's opponent.
Wisconsin again ranked among the best in the country when it comes to running elections, yet apparently this outstanding performance is a problem, and it might be "fixed" through new limits on early voting and proposals to kill same-day registration.
Newly-released ALEC documents obtained as part of CMD"s open records litigation provide more evidence that lobbyists and special interests are calling the shots within ALEC, undermining that group's latest PR spin that it is a "legislator-driven" organization.
The court's latest money-in-politics ruling further demonstrates the absurdity of Citizens United
Wisconsin Club for Growth's allegations that prosecutors in the John Doe campaign finance probe have engaged in politically-motivated selective targeting don't stand up to even limited scrutiny.
New court filings confirm that Wisconsin's John Doe campaign finance investigation hinges on how state election law treats "issue ad" groups coordinating with political campaigns, shedding new light on a Republican effort to quietly change the law in advance of Governor Scott Walker's reelection campaign.