A new Washington Post-ABC News poll has found that 70 percent of registered voters believe that Super PACs should be illegal.
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Last year’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission granted corporations and unions the right to directly and expressly back political candidates, and triggered an enormous new wave of political spending. Now watchdog groups are trying to find ways to make sure voters can see who is funding which candidates.
Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput has weighed in on the recent Supreme Court decision (pdf) that struck down a law banning the sale or rental of violent video games to minors. His arguments in favor of restricting the availability of video games echo his views on gay marriage and civil unions. Government should step in, he says, and bar gay marriage and restrict violent video game availability based on the “common sense” threats they pose. In opening an essay on the topic, Chaput references the 1999 Columbine school shootings.
The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a decision in a massive gender discrimination suit, and the beneficiary is Wal-Mart.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is set to tell her side of the SB 1070 drama in a provocatively titled memoir due out in November. “Scorpions For Breakfast: My Fight Against Special Interests, Liberal Media and Cynical Politicos to Secure America’s Border” is scheduled to be published in November by Broadside Books, a conservative imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
The Center for Responsive Politics revealed Thursday that corporate campaign spending has skyrocketed since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission decision in January 2010. The report comes at the same time as the first major state-level challenge to the controversial ruling.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer announced today that the state will appeal lower court rulings blocking some parts of Arizona’s famous–or infamous–SB 1070 all the way to The United States Supreme Court.
Redistricting is ugly for sure, but a look back at the Midnight Gerrymander reveals a real donnybrook
Redistricting happens every 10 years. It’s the law. It’s never pretty and it is seldom fair, but it always gets done. Last time, it took years and years before the U.S. Supreme Court finally said enough is enough. Will Colorado go down that road again this year? No one knows. Democrats and Republicans will either compromise or they can carry their briefcases from the Capitol to the Court House. It is up to them.
In his weekly newsletter Sunday, Republican Rep. Cory Gardner of Colorado’s 4th Congressional District lauded last week’s passage by the GOP-controlled House of the Energy Tax Prevention Act (H.R. 910) aimed at preventing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act. The Democrat-controlled Senate promptly rejected the move.
Gov. Bill Ritter today appointed Monica Marquez to the Colorado Supreme Court. Marquez, 41, will be the first openly gay Supreme Court justice in Colorado. As the 101st appointee to the court, she will also be the first Latina.