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Can the government play favorites when it comes to freedom of speech? The Goldwater Institute didn’t think so, and challenged Arizona's system of public campaign financing all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The resulting victory struck down similar provisions in states across the U.S., preventing governments from gaming the political system in favor of government-funded candidates, and keeping elections free and open.

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  • Darcy Olsen discusses Goldwater's latest issues with Bill Buckmaster

    Posted on June 28, 2011 | Type: Audio

    The Goldwater Institute's Darcy Olsen joined KVOI's Bill Buckmaster to talk about Goldwater's Supreme Court victory in the Clean Elections case, and a number of other Goldwater Institute issues.

  • Nick Dranias explains why the Supreme Court got the Clean Elections ruling right on KFYI

    Posted on June 28, 2011 | Type: Audio

    Goldwater Institute attorney Nick Dranias appeared live on Jim Sharpe's show on KFYI to explain why the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on the matching funds provision of Arizona's Clean Elections law was the right one.

  • Nick Dranias discusses the Clean Elections ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court

    Posted on June 28, 2011 | Type: Video

    The Goldwater Institute's Nick Dranias appeared on the Legal Broadcast Network to talk about the U.S. Supreme Court declaring the matching funds provision of Arizona's Clean Elections law unconstitutional.

  • Clint Bolick talks to Channel 15 about the Supreme Court ruling on matching funds

    Posted on June 27, 2011 | Type: Video

    The Goldwater Institute's Clint Bolick talked to Channel 15 the day the U.S. Supreme Court sided with the Goldwater Institute and struck down the matching funds provision of Arizona's Clean Elections law.

  • Supreme Court Declares Arizona's Matching Funds System Unconstitutional

    Posted on June 27, 2011 | Type: Press Release

    PHOENIX — Today, in a 5 to 4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed a lower court decision striking down the matching funds provisions of Arizona’s taxpayer-funded campaign finance system known as Clean Elections.

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