For today’s show, we present part 2 of Carousel’s annual SCOTUS roundup about some of the major U.S. Supreme Court decisions coming out of the latest session. For the first half, law professor Robert Yablon breaks down Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee and Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Bonta, two cases that could have an […]
This morning, state legislators and advocates announced a new “Campaign Integrity package.” The package includes seven bills which aim to reduce the influence of campaign donors and make campaign finance more transparent. State Senator Chris Larson, a Democrat from Milwaukee, says that money has played an increasing role in Wisconsin’s legislative elections in the past […]
WORT FM producer Alejandro Alonso Galva catches up with Ed Pilkington, reporter from The Guardian’s US office. Their newly-published story revealed secret documents and emails collected by prosecutors during the “John Doe” probe in Wisconsin. The documents show coordination between Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, his campaign, and 501(c)4 group Club for Growth — and detail […]
Doug Keith, Katz Fellow at the Brennan Center for Justice, has recently published a study looking at the effects of 6 one-vote decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court, and their effects on changes in campaign funding across the country. The “Citizens United” is the most well known of these, but each has contributed to the […]
This Week on Mel & Floyd: The Powerball Tax for the Stupid, Senator Cruzz, The Overstated Nazi Involvement of Koch Senior, Fox and Fiends: “Cancer Bad, But Obama more Badder” and so much more exasperating and hilarious “laugh to keep from crying” lunacy in public policy and current events!
Scott Greytak, policy counsel and research analyst at Justice At Stake, discusses how funding of campaigns for so-called “independent” state court justices are becoming more political. Their report, “Bankrolling the Bench“, tracks expenditures and the influence of money for court election campaigns across the country.