High Court Reaffirms Campaign Finance, Strikes Down Juvenile Life Sentences…
By Elizabeth Summers
Supreme Court (Photo by Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images) Monday's sharply divided ruling ordering California to release tens of thousands of inmates from its overcrowded prisons was just one of several widely-anticipated decisions the Supreme Court is expected to issue…
By Elizabeth Shell
Just a few hours ago, polls across the country closed, election races were called, and the most expensive mid-term election cycle in U.S. history came to an end. And the television and radio airwaves will no longer be deluged with…
By Quinn Bowman
UPDATED 5:15 p.m. ET| In a much-anticipated decision in the case of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court in a 5-to-4 decision Thursday removed the distinction between individuals and corporations as it applies to spending on federal…
By Admin and PBS NewsHour
The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Thursday the Federal Election Commission's "millionaire's amendment" violates the First Amendment by allowing House and Senate candidates to accept larger contributions if their opponent spends personal funds.
By PBS NewsHour
The top Democratic candidates for Maryland's open U.S. Senate seat squared off in a debate Thursday, ahead of the Sept. 12 primary to see who will run against presumptive Republican candidate Lt. Gov. Michael Steele.
A divided Supreme Court upheld key portions of a recent law intended to reform political campaign financing, ruling Wednesday that the government may ban unlimited donations to political parties.
The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday on whether recently passed campaign finance regulations infringe on constitutional rights in a special one-day session on the mammoth legal challenges to the 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA).
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