Eighth Circuit Strikes Down Political-Committee-Like Reporting and Termination Requirements

Report: Campaign Contributions Influence State Courts

Justice O’Connor’s Hypocritical Crusade Against Judicial Elections

Judicial Selection Reform: All Over The Map

NJ attorney general named to fill US Senate seat

Vote on marriage in Ohio won’t come until 2014

Republicans Fuming Over Chris Christie’s Senate Decision

Armey on Christie’s Decision: ‘Debilitating Stupidity’

Obama, God, and the Profits | Mark Rienzi at Becket Fund

John Boehner: ‘Really is inconceivable’ Obama wouldn’t have known about IRS woes

IRS official who pleaded the Fifth sued Christian Coalition while at FEC

Iran’s Ahmadinejad Denounces Election Decision

Texas Legislature passes bill to force non-profits to identify supporters

IRS Deliberately Chose Not to Fess Up to Scandal Before Election

40% Think U.S. Elections Are Fair, 41% Do Not | Rasmussen

Second Circuit Reinstates Challenge to New York Political Committee Law

IRS scrutiny went beyond Tea Party, targeting of conservative groups broader than thought

RNC urges Supreme Court to strike campaign-finance limits

Sanford wins South Carolina congressional race

PM urged to drop marriage redefinition in face of election losses

Alaska Supreme Court upholds refusal to allow abortion ban on ballot

Opening Brief Filed in U.S. Supreme Court in Challenge to the Federal Biennial, Individual Aggregate Limits on Contributions to Political Parties and Candidates

At FEC, Socialist Workers Party Donors are Anonymous

“Gay couples can’t make joint political donations from individual account, FEC rules”

In Defense of Citizens United | Michael McConnell at Yale L.J. via SSRN

“Senate candidate seeks ruling on contributions by gay couples”

New York City’s Rescue Funding Provision Held Unconstitutional

Patience Roggensack defeats Edward Fallone for second term on state Supreme Court

Mark Sanford wins South Carolina House GOP primary runoff

PA: Merit selection will make picking judges more political, not less: As I See It

Judges, Politics and George Soros: Judicial selection shouldn’t be left to the lawyers guild.

Uruguayan pro-lifers force popular vote on abortion law following petition drive

Priebus Treads Carefully on Primary Reform

    NRO: Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, acknowledges that reforming the GOP’s presidential primary is one of his top priorities. But he doesn’t want to be heavy-handed about it, he says, in a briefing at National Review’s Washington, D.C., office. “Making those decisions and amending the calendar is a decision the entire RNC has to make,” he says. “That takes 75 percent of the voting body.”


  • Posted: 03/22/2013
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“Conservatives Don’t Just Oppose Gay ‘Marriage,’ They Strongly Oppose It” | Tony Perkins at CNSNews

PA: Don’t give up your right to elect judges

No more Stephanopoulos? RNC wants role in picking 2016 primary debate moderators

SCOTUS Argument preview: Election integrity, or voter suppression?

The states with the highest and lowest turnout in 2012, in 2 charts

    Washington Post: Which is why we were very excited to see a new and comprehensive study from Nonprofit Vote, a nonpartisan origination that works with nonprofits to encourage voter participation. The study, which you can read in its entirety on the group’s Web site, includes a breakdown of 2012 turnout rates in all 50 states and the District. The percentages were calculated by dividing the number of ballots cast by the voting eligible population.


  • Posted: 03/12/2013
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Arizona’s voter registration law heads for Supreme Court review

FLASHBACK: Changing demographics in Colorado contributes to Democrats win

Several States Closer to Overthrowing Electoral College

    National Review: Washington’s statement could easily have been aimed at the anti–Electoral College National Popular Vote effort, which is currently working to win support in several states. The measure has been approved by committees in Minnesota and Oklahoma and is pending on the Minnesota House and Oklahoma Senate floor. NPV is still pending in and could soon be approved by Connecticut, Maine, and Rhode Island legislative committees.


  • Posted: 03/06/2013
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Iowa: Forum debates judicial selection process

Has Power Tipped in Favor of High Court?

Texas Judges Must Face Voters Without Heeding Politics

Major Push To Get Christians To Voting Booth: 12 states ID’d as key to restoring Judeo-Christian heritage

In Significant Action, Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Case to Allow Corporate Contributions Directly to Candidates | Rick Hasen at Election Law Blog

Supreme Court Will Not Hear Campaign Finance Case On Corporate Donations

The Next Citizens United? Scotus Takes First Amendment Challenge To Campaign Finance Law

Supreme Court to hear case on campaign donation limits

Oregon Group File Initiative to Redefine Marriage in 2014

North Carolina Considering Partisan Labels in Judicial Races

Top Donors to Republicans Seek More Say in Senate Races, Thwarting of Tea Party

OH Federal Court: Pro-Life Group Not Guilty in Defamation Suit

Republicans hit obstacles to altering electoral college

A Pro-Choice Surge : The Politics of Abortion Change | Ramesh Ponnuru at NRO

Election is banned in Islam: Saudi scholar

State Court Administrator says Iowa Supreme Court has weathered the storm of anti-judicial sentiment

GOP ballot challenge request denied

Supreme Court refuses to hear pro-life’s group donor disclosure challenge

Egypt: some Christians not permitted to cast ballots

LA: “New state Supreme Court justice clearly has his mind made up: James Gill”

    James Gill at Times Picayune: The case for an appointed state judiciary just got much stronger. No jurist under any system is likely to be apolitical, but convention has always required some pretence of impartiality and restraint. Not in the recent Supreme Court election. From the get-go, the winner of the race, Jeff Hughes, declared himself a pro-lifer who loves guns and favors capital punishment. As for marriage, he is for the traditional kind, and you can take him at his word on that because, at 60, he is about to try it for the third time.


  • Posted: 12/17/2012
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UK government and the European Court of Human Rights are on a collision course over prisoner votes

Single Belles, Single All the Way: The marriage gap is a problem we can’t afford to ignore. | Mona Charen at NRO

“Voting in churches raises church-state separation issue”

McConnell pushes back against super-PAC donor disclosure

3rd Circuit Upholds School Board’s Refusal To Submit Religious Content Issues To Voters

“Illinois poll of Hispanics finds agreement with GOP on guns, gays, abortion”

Saving Free Elections | Robert Knight at Townhall

    Robert Knight at Townhall: Pawing through the ashes of the Romney defeat, it’s clear that if the Republican Party wants to compete nationally, it has to do several things, such as re-message timeless traditional values, attract more young and minority voters, particularly Hispanics, and do a better job of getting out the vote. But this will be moot if the integrity of the voting process is not restored.


  • Posted: 11/28/2012
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GOP Divide Surfaces Early In 2014 Senate Contest

Ohio Supreme Court lets legislative map stand

Voters should have more to go on than just names

    Joe Hallett at the Columbus Dispatch: And that’s the problem: Voters know virtually nothing about the judges they elect and are left to play the name game. The system limits judges’ ability to campaign, to raise money and even to make statements that might be construed as political. They are not permitted to be identified by party on general election ballots. In short, we make judges politicians at election time but deny them the crucial opportunities to communicate with voters the way other politicians do.


  • Posted: 11/26/2012
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Redefining Marriage Sign of a Lost Society | Star Parker at Townhall