The Senate today unanimously confirmed three judges to serve on federal district courts, leaving over one hundred federal judicial vacancies. The Senate has now confirmed only 31 of President Obama’s federal circuit and district court nominees; 17 nominees who were approved unanimously by the Senate Judiciary Committee are still awaiting floor votes. At this time in George W.
The Supreme Court ruled today that Arizona candidates who have opted in to the state’s public financing system can’t collect matching funds—the money allotted to candidates who are up against particularly well-funded opponents or interest groups—until the Court has time to consider whether the matching funds are constitutional.
The House Administration Committee today approved an amended version of the DISCLOSE Act, a bill aimed at blunting the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC.
Michael B. Keegan, President of People For the American Way, issued the following statement:
“By approving the DISCLOSE Act, The House Administration Committee has taken an important step toward restoring democracy and transparency to our electoral process.