Campaign Finance

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
While the outsized influence that Big Money is having on federal elections is well-documented , the local impact of the Supreme Court's 2011 Citizens United ruling has not been fully realized—until now. The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law on Sunday published a landmark report (pdf) documenting how secret donations...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Ahead of a speech in New York City on Thursday, Bernie Sanders has published an...
Nika Knight, staff writer
The 2016 presidential election is on track to be the most expensive in history...

Further

A year after the death of Aaron Swarz, who convinced him to take up the fight, academic and activist Lawrence Lessig has launched the MAYDAY Citizens' SuperPAC, an ambitious campaign to fight corruption in American politics by raising enough money - starting with $1 million in 30 days - to elect legislators who will pass meaningful campaign finance reform. Likening the effort to leaping off a high building, but also "the beginning of hope," Lessig describes his "unstoppable walk to political...