HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » With Two Sentences - Supr...

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 06:54 PM

With Two Sentences - Supreme Court Lifts Veil On 2018's Secret Megadonors

The Supreme Court on Tuesday vacated an earlier stay issued in the case of a conservative group fighting against a ruling that it and others like it must disclose their donors publicly.

As a result, the politically active, Karl Rove-run conservative nonprofit Crossroads GPS, and hundreds of other groups like it who’ve raised anonymous money to influence elections, will have to disclose their donors in many more circumstances.


For now, in the words of the Center for Public Integrity, “Secret money in politics will soon be a lot less secret.” The outlet noted it was unclear whether the ruling will apply retroactively to groups’ past donors.

Crossroads GPS will appeal the lower court’s ruling, but, crucially, the Supreme Court’s decision not to grant an emergency stay means a decades-old loophole allowing groups to keep donors secret has been closed, at least through the midterm elections.

“Moving forward, these groups will need to disclose to the public any donor that gave money for the purpose of influencing a federal election, regardless of whether they want to sponsor a particular race or specific communication,” election law expert Matthew Sanderson told the Washington Post. (read more)

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/with-two-sentences-supreme-court-lifts-veil-on-2018s-secret-megadonors

6 replies, 1240 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 6 replies Author Time Post
Reply With Two Sentences - Supreme Court Lifts Veil On 2018's Secret Megadonors (Original post)
FM123 Sep 2018 OP
ProudLib72 Sep 2018 #1
procon Sep 2018 #3
ProudLib72 Sep 2018 #4
cstanleytech Sep 2018 #5
SWBTATTReg Sep 2018 #2
JHan Sep 2018 #6

Response to FM123 (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 06:56 PM

1. PUTIN!!!!!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 07:39 PM

3. Exactly what I was thinking too. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to procon (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 07:43 PM

4. What better way to funnel money to the R party?

These donors get to remain secret. I wonder just how far Mueller has gone (and will go) in tracing the money. It would be lovely to take down these anonymous donor systems.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 08:12 PM

5. Plus I wonder how many Repugnants in office will end up in prison

if evidence shows up that shows Putin or other foreign sources were funneling money to these groups to evade campaign finance laws with said Repugnants full knowledge and consent.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to FM123 (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 07:26 PM

2. Maybe we do still have hope for this Supreme Court? nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to FM123 (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 11:06 PM

6. K&R

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread