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Former Nevada U.S. senator John Ensign and his parents have been fined a combined $54,000 in settling a case tied to the extramarital affair that drove Ensign from office in 2011, according to documents released Friday. Ensign in April agreed to pay $
Font Resize Mercury News Editorial "I'm Barack Obama, and I approve this message." Voters are used to that tagline on political ads, and most get the idea behind the decade-old law requiring it in federal campaigns...Shouldn't the same principle
Vt. (AP) A group of Vermont lawmakers is calling for a national constitutional convention to reverse the effects of the U.S...Ginny Lyons and Robert Hartwell were among those criticizing a decision they say equated corporations with people and money
Community News (Fair Lawn Edition) The borough is aiming to join nine other municipalities in New Jersey that have passed resolutions calling for the repeal of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the controversial Supreme Court ruling on
McDonald, a first-time Republican mayoral candidate , to overturn New York City's strict limits on campaign contributions, ruling that the city had the right to try to reduce the influence of money in politics. Multimedia Follow us on Twitter and
Maine (AP) Maine is joining other states in asking Congress to support a constitutional amendment that overturns a U.S. Supreme Court decision that opened the floodgates to unlimited campaign spending by special interests. The resolution seeking
What's the most important Supreme Court case no one's ever heard of?...Dershowitz, professor, Harvard Law School The 1919 Schenck v. United States decision contains the most famous sentence ever penned by a Supreme Court justiceand one of the most
From a legal perspective, corporate shareholders have the right to elect managers, oversee corporate strategy, and serve as the final arbiters of critical questions affecting their company. The use of these powers, of course, is largely theoretical
Supreme Court decisions is headed in the direction of unlimited money in politics," said Senate elections chairman Jack Latvala , R-Clearwater. "The best we are going to be able to do in the long-run is have the transparency to go along with that."
Two senators hope to require political groups to name the donors who spend millions of dollars to influence federal campaigns. Their legislation would require so-called super PACs to reveal their sources of money just as federal candidates must do.