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Election Laws

Signature-Drive Sponsors Can Remain Anonymous, Appeals Court Says

By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court struck down California election requirements that require backers of proposed ballot measures to reveal their identities on signature-gathering petitions. In a 2-1 decision, a U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled Monday that the First Amendment permits initiative sponsors to remain […]

June 16, 2014

Lifting Donation Caps Will Boost Political Establishment, Experts Say

By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s decision to lift the cap on the amount donors can contribute in a congressional election cycle promises to shift power to the political party’s established leaders, who had lost ground to outside groups. With the demise of the $123,200 limit for the two-year election cycle, […]

April 4, 2014