By Rosanna Cavanagh, executive director, NEFAC Suffolk Law School’s NEFAC chapter hosted a panel discussion as part of NEFAC’s observance of Sunshine Week entitled, The Donation Heard Around the World: Citizens United and Its Effects on the 2012 Presidential Election. The panelists included Jeff Clements, author of “Corporations Are Not People,” Pam Wilmot, executive director of [...]
How did the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark 2010 decision on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission play out during the 2012 Presidential election?
The ruling that cleared the way for corporate and union contributions to political campaigns changed the financial landscape in ways to be explored during a March 4 panel discussion organized by the Suffolk University Law School’s chapter of the New England First Amendment Coalition.
By Rose Cavanagh, executive director, New England First Amendment Coalition This month saw another victory for the public’s right to know in New Hampshire, this time involving a successful challenge to an order restricting reporting on juror descriptions to only the juror’s “gender, approximate age, and general occupation.”
A New Hampshire judge ruled last week that Union Leader Corp., publisher of the Granite State’s largest daily newspaper, should be given the name of a man suspected of starting a fire while smoking in a Laconia apartment complex. The city of Laconia argued that federal and state privacy laws precluded such disclosure. “In conducting [...]