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S.2219 Democracy is Strengthened by Casting Light On Spending in Elections Act of 2012, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Mar 29, 2012 Committee on Rules and Administration. Hearings held.

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    • Cool for cats. - Thieves in the Temple. - July 16, 2012 by Alec Mento - Anyway, I should also mention that I discussed the wrong DISCLOSE Act on Thursday -- S. 2219 is an earlier iteration, introduced by Sen. Whitehouse (D-RI) in March, and the version he introduced in July (S. 3369) doesn't ...

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      As noted by Alec Mento on July 16, 2012, "Anyway, I should also mention that I discussed the wrong DISCLOSE Act on Thursday -- S. 2219 is an earlier iteration, introduced by Sen. Whitehouse (D-RI) in March, and the version he introduced in July (S. 3369) doesn't ..." (/url?q=http://www.thievesblog.com/2012/07/cool-for-cats.html&sa=U&ei=L8IFUOSkNuTF2QXMm6ycBQ&ved=0CCgQmAEwAw&usg=AFQjCNH_j6-4Oo-7erEfLC8pQbLH1SBCsA)
    • Cool for cats. - Thieves in the Temple. - July 16, 2012 by Alec Mento - Anyway, I should also mention that I discussed the wrong DISCLOSE Act on Thursday -- S. 2219 is an earlier iteration, introduced by Sen. Whitehouse (D-RI) in March, and the version he introduced in July (S. 3369) doesn't ...

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      As noted by Alec Mento on July 16, 2012, "Anyway, I should also mention that I discussed the wrong DISCLOSE Act on Thursday -- S. 2219 is an earlier iteration, introduced by Sen. Whitehouse (D-RI) in March, and the version he introduced in July (S. 3369) doesn't ..." (/url?q=http://www.thievesblog.com/2012/07/cool-for-cats.html&sa=U&ei=MhkEUK_2FMOe2wXN3ryICw&ved=0CCAQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNGo8Gbtbdgkv3Lpm40PFFWdZB4axA)
    • “Democracy 21 Refutes Attacks by Chamber of Commerce and NRA ... - June 13, 2012 by Rick Hasen - Contrary to the claims of opponents, S.2219 is not “aimed” at the suppression of corporate speech and does not prevent any organization from speaking. The disclosure provisions of the legislation apply across-the-board to ...

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      As noted by Rick Hasen on June 13, 2012, "Contrary to the claims of opponents, S.2219 is not “aimed” at the suppression of corporate speech and does not prevent any organization from speaking. The disclosure provisions of the legislation apply across-the-board to ..." (/url?q=http://electionlawblog.org/%3Fp%3D35579&sa=U&ei=9HfgT-mcIsvy2gXoxt2ACg&ved=0CB8QmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNFdsPLFfOup5EWhs3NxJSnrdDUtmQ)

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    • DISCLOSE Act Shields Labor Unions - July 16, 2012 by Commentary Magazine - How’s this story for further proof that the real point of the DISCLOSE Act is not transparency, but kneecapping conservative groups while protecting labor unions from disclosure burdens? The Free Beacon’s CJ Ciaramella reports that Senate ...

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      As noted by Commentary Magazine on July 16, 2012, "How’s this story for further proof that the real point of the DISCLOSE Act is not transparency, but kneecapping conservative groups while protecting labor unions from disclosure burdens? The Free Beacon’s CJ Ciaramella reports that Senate ..." (http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2012/07/16/disclose-act-shields-labor-unions/)
    • Disclose Act's main goal: evasion of court's ruling - July 12, 2012 by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Like previous versions of the Disclose Act, the main purpose of S. 2219 is to evade the holdings of the U.S. Supreme Court in Citizens United v. FEC (2010), and to discourage and reduce speech that criticizes or annoys those who hold federal ...

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      As noted by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on July 12, 2012, "Like previous versions of the Disclose Act, the main purpose of S. 2219 is to evade the holdings of the U.S. Supreme Court in Citizens United v. FEC (2010), and to discourage and reduce speech that criticizes or annoys those who hold federal ..." (http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/disclose-acts-main-goal-evasion-of-courts-ruling-cg62v2h-162279526.html)
    • Clean Up Election Cash With Disclosure Rules - June 16, 2012 by ABQJournal - On June 9, the Albuquerque Journal published an op-ed article titled “Free-Floating PAC Money Polluting Politics” by Diane Dimond. I am writing to add my support for her comments. The League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico, as well as ...

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      As noted by ABQJournal on June 16, 2012, "On June 9, the Albuquerque Journal published an op-ed article titled “Free-Floating PAC Money Polluting Politics” by Diane Dimond. I am writing to add my support for her comments. The League of Women Voters of Central New Mexico, as well as ..." (http://www.abqjournal.com/main/2012/06/16/opinion/clean-up-election-cash-with-disclosure-rules.html)
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