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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Nick Dranias explains why the Supreme Court got the Clean Elections ruling right on KFYIPosted 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 CourtPosted 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 BuckmasterPosted 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 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.”)