Campaign Finance & Elections
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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Clint Bolick on the Supreme Court Clean Elections rulingPosted 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 LawPosted 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 NetworkPosted 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 youPosted 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.
Chief Justice Roberts to Arizona: Take Your Thumb Off the Scale!Posted on June 27, 2011 | Type: In the News | Author: Stephen M. Hoersting
This morning, Chief Justice John Roberts issued his opinion on behalf of a 5–4 majority in Arizona Free Enterprise Club’s Freedom Club PAC v. Bennett, Nos. 10-238 and 10-239. You may have heard the case called “McComish,” after the plaintiff now listed second in consolidated court filings. The Supreme Court struck down the matching-funds provisions in the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Act. (Campaign “reformers” learned long ago not to call such statutes the “Taxpayer Subsidies to Candidates Act.”)