Stealth spending on the rise as Election Day approaches
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 13:45 Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Romney campaign pins are on display for sale in the GOP gift shop during the third day of the Republican National Convention. The top two spending organizations taking advantage of the Citizens United decision are Republican backers. After the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling that unleashed corporate and union spending on elections, there seemed to be a silver lining: the identity of those who fund all those annoying ads would be revealed to the public on a regular basis. It hasn’t quite worked out that way. Since Labor Day, spending by outside groups taking advantage of the high court’s Citizens United decision totaled a little more than $229 million, including unions. Forty-four percent of the total — $100 million — has come from non-disclosing, nonprofit corporations. The clearest example comes from the top two spenders. Both organizations are Republican backers. And they also happen to share the same ...
The summer of super PAC money
Friday, September 21, 2012 - 12:39 AP Photo/Gerald Herbert President Barack Obama waves as he arrives to speak at a fundraiser at The House of Blues in New Orleans, Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Democratic super PACs have begun to make up ground in the political arms race, raising substantially more in August than they did during the previous month, new filings with the Federal Election Commission show. For much of the 2012 election cycle, Democratic super PACs have been outraised by their GOP rivals. The groups, made possible after the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling , are allowed to collect contributions of unlimited size from individuals, unions and companies — so long as the funds are spent on advertisements that are not coordinated with any candidate. Priorities USA Action , the primary super PAC supporting the re-election of President Barack Obama, took in $10.1 million through the end of August. That’s up from $4.8 million in July. While the group finished ...
Canada: Supreme Court Of Canada Grants Leave To Appeal In Market Timing Class Action And Declines To Hear Appeal Of Wireless Service Providers In Class Action Over "System Access Fees" - Stikeman Elliott LLP
On Thursday, the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal the Court of Appeal for Ontario’s decision in "Fischer v. IG Investment Management".
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