McComish v. Bennett

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The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and the Roberts Court 5's Love Affair with Corporations and Big Money Interests

Here's a round-up of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's work for the week of June 27-July 1, 2011.

Roberts Court to Corporations and Big Money Interests: "Have at it!"

The big money Roberts Court has been consistent, you have to give them that. E.J. Dionne has piece today in the Washington Post that brilliantly breaks down the Roberts Court cow-towing to corporate interests and big money in our elections.

Editorial Coverage of the McComish v. Bennett Supreme Court Decision

Newspapers from all over the country have been opining on Monday's Supreme Court decision in McComish v. Bennett that struck down one provision of some existing Clean Elections systems, while upholding the constitutionality of public financing programs in general.

Here's a round up of editorials so far:

Supreme Court Rules in McComish v. Bennett, Foundation of Public Financing Intact

The U.S. Supreme Court just issued it's ruling in McComish v. Bennett, striking down the matching funds provisions prevalent in some public financing programs around the country.

The Court did, however, keep the foundation of public financing laws intact.

Check out our ongoing coverage of the decision at

Media Coverage of yesterday's Supreme Court McComish v. Bennett Hearing

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday in McComish v. Bennett, a case which could have major implications for Fair Elections-style systems all over the country. All the major news outlets covered the hearing, along with newspapers in states where systems are already in place.

Major Newspapers Editorialize on Looming Supreme Court Decision

With the pending U.S. Surpreme Court ruling in McComish v.

A Simple, but Powerful Chart

One of the most important aspects of Fair Elections-style reform (sometimes referred to as "Clean Elections") is that it allows candidates to spend much more time with the voters in their community. Instead of spending countless hours dialing for dollars or attending high-priced fundraisers, candidates are able to better get to know the people the seek to serve, and when elected, legislate in their interest.