Legislative Articles

The New Campaign Finance Landscape: Super PACs Spending Big in 2012 Election

Super PACs are a new kind of political action committee created in July 2010 following the outcome of the federal court case SpeechNow.org v. Federal Election Commission (SpeechNow.org v. Fed. Election Comm’n, 599 F.3d 686 (D.C. Cir. 2010) cert. denied, 131 S. Ct. 553, 178 L. Ed. 2d 371 (U.S. 2010)).

Securities and Exchange Commission Plays Campaign Finance Watchdog

While the courts are de-regulating campaign finance, other branches of government are searching for ways to clamp down. At the national level, the Securities and Exchange Commission has targeted individuals and entities that provide investment advisory services to government pension systems.