More News on Wisconsin Public Financing

Wisconsin’s legislature has voted to curb the influence of special interest spending in state Supreme Court elections, passing a bill to provide more taxpayer funding for candidates’ campaigns. Both chambers of the legislature in the Badger State, where recent Supreme Court contests shattered spending records, voted Thursday in favor of the legislation. Backers contended the […]

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Wisconsin Court Candidates Differ on Public Financing

In a debate on Wednesday, Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate JoAnne Kloppenburg supported the idea of returning to public financing of judicial campaigns in the state, while candidate Rebecca Bradley, an appointed incumbent seeking a full term, was skeptical. Court of Appeals Judge Kloppenburg said public financing would spare judicial candidates having to raise campaign money […]

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Public Financing Bill Advances in Wisconsin

A public financing bill for state Supreme Court elections was passed by Wisconsin’s  Senate Committee on Judiciary, Corrections, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform and Housing,  moving it closer to a floor vote. Action on the bill was reported by the State Bar of Wisconsin, which has backed the legislation. A Wisconsin Assembly version of the bill was passed by a […]

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2/28/08: The Constitutionality of Terrorism Trials; Public Financing in Wisconsin?; Michigan is Starting to Heat Up

Monroe County will appeal court’s recognition of same-sex marriage – Wellsville Daily Reporter Monroe County New York may be the scene for the next same-sex marriage debate involving the courts after the local government’s appeal yesterday. The Right to Counsel, in the Right Situations – The New York Times Adam Liptak takes a look at […]

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Impact of Public Financing Ruling Weighed

What does the Supreme Court’s ruling in Arizona Free Enterprise Club v. Bennett, striking down a matching-funds mechanism in the state’s public campaign financing law, mean for elections in Arizona? An Arizona Republic article interviewed three people involved with Arizona’s system for their analyses, and reached no conclusions. In a nutshell, the article said critics […]

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