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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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Supreme Court's campaign finance ruling a "victory for free speech" on Fox Business Network

    Posted on June 27, 2011 | Type: Video

    The Goldwater Institute's Nick Dranias appeared live on Fox Business News' Freedom Watch to talk about the U.S. Supreme Court striking down the matching funds provision of Arizona's Clean Elections law.

  • Clint Bolick explains what the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Clean Elections means for you

    Posted on June 27, 2011 | Type: Audio

    The Goldwater Institute's Clint Bolick joined KFYI's Mike Broomhead to explain to listeners what the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to strike down the matching funds provision of Arizona's Clean Elections law means for them.

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