The public financing cases and other political law links for today

PUBLIC FINANCING. An aspect of Arizona’s public financing system was before the Supreme Court yesterday and the oral argument transcript is here.  If I were playing in Arizona politics I wouldn’t be planning on receiving any matching funds given where it looks like the Court is headed.  The Times report is here.  Brad Smith supports separation of campaign and state in this WSJ piece.

TRUE THE VOTE. More information on True the Vote is available here.  From the site:  “Our government was built upon the belief that election results represent the true will of the people; our election processes were always intended to be supported by citizen volunteers.  If you are one of the millions of Americans outraged by the corruption of our government, help stop the corruption where it starts – at the polls.  Sign up right here, right now.  Let’s work together to true the vote in every election across our nation!”


POLITICAL GROUP SPONSORING A TRUCKMore.  “Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines. Just in time for the 2012 election cycle, the Tea Party plans to sponsor a NASCAR racing vehicle.”

MCCASKILL ISSUES. The Times. “At issue is her use of a plane she owns with her husband. Ms. McCaskill, who is among the wealthiest members of Congress, received nearly $90,000 in federal reimbursement for flights on the plane — including one to a political event, in apparent violation of ethics rules. She also failed to pay nearly $300,000 in local taxes on the aircraft she now describes as ‘the damn plane.'”

VOLOKH ON BLUMAN. Volokh discusses Bluman v. FEC here.


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