Corporations that have higher numbers of employment cases brought against them spend more money on lobbyists, who help influence courts and change labor laws.
Does the corporate boycott of states pursuing controversial “religious freedom” bills undercut critiques of the American campaign finance system?
His campaign finance reform proposals could do some modest good, but wouldn't bring about the revolutionary change he promises.
Proponents of tighter reins on political money worry that a Wisconsin ruling about the governor’s recall campaign could carry seeds of another Citizens United.
Super PACS that get nearly all of their money from one donor quadrupled their share of overall fundraising in 2014.
Many major corporations and conservative lawmakers were quick to embrace the amendment to Indiana’s RFRA, but that’s because it left intact the parts of the law that expand the religious rights of corporations.
The head of a Texas oil dynasty joined the parade of wealthy political donors, aiming to flip the Senate to Republicans. By the time consultants were done with him, the war chest was drained and fraud allegations were flying.
The agency has pushed back indefinitely a hearing on new regulations for social welfare non-profits that spend money on politics.
Sean Noble was a former congressional aide just starting as a political consultant when he was recruited to help run the Kochtopus—Charles and David Koch’s multi-layered political network.
The Supreme Court appears poised to overturn existing restrictions on campaign finance after hearing arguments in McCutcheon v. FEC this Tuesday. The question will likely be how deeply the justices will cut.
As even the commercial-speech evolution of the mute Clarence Thomas fairly shouts, this is one business-friendly Supreme Court.
What’s the good news that might come out of the current IRS scandal? It might rip the veil off of entities that, since the Citizens United decision, wrap themselves in the protective layer of the IRS code only to operate in the shadows.