A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision may not affect Kentucky laws, but it will affect voters. The court struck down an Arizona law that essentially gave publicly-funded candidates more money to match successful privately-funded opponents. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell praised the ruling, saying the law punished successful candidates. University of Louisville Professor Sam Marcosson… Continue reading Supreme Court Ruling Further Equates Spending to Speech
It still remains unclear how the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision this year in the so-called “Citizens United” case will affect elections. Some University of Louisville professors believe there will be much more discussion about it in legal and political circles in the months to come. A Supreme Court decision in January relaxed restrictions on corporate… Continue reading UofL Law Professors Debate 'Citizens United' Case
SoA 2/23/10: Campaign Finance & the Supreme Court Listen to the Show
From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson is trying to keep alive an omnibus campaign finance bill awaiting final action in the 2009 General Assembly. Only two days remain in the 2009 legislative session and the final days are usually reserved for veto overrides, if needed. But Secretary of State… Continue reading Grayson Pushes for Campaign Finance Bill
In the last three decades, special interest groups have become major players in political campaigns. WFPL’s Gabe Bullard has more on how official and unofficial interests are getting involved in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race.