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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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Clint Bolick on the Supreme Court Clean Elections ruling

    Posted on June 27, 2011 | Type: Video

    The Goldwater Institute's Clint Bolick talked to Channel 10 just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of free speech and declared the matching funds provision of Arizona's Clean Elections law unconstitutional.

  • High Court Strikes Down Ariz. Campaign Finance Law

    Posted on June 27, 2011 | Type: In the News | Author: Peter Overby

    The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a blow, but not a fatal one, to public campaign financing, with a 5-4 decision striking down a central provision of an Arizona law.

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