November 1st, 2010
01:41 PM ET
8 years ago

Justices turn aside election appeal over outside donor disclosures

Washington (CNN) - With the mid-term elections looming, the Supreme Court on Monday turned away from the opportunity to further loosen campaign finance restrictions, this time over disclosure of donors.

At issue was whether "political committees" - unincorporated groups that make only "independent expenditures" - can be required to disclose its donors.

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  1. angry liberal

    What does it matter? The way Obama hid his big corporate and big bank donations, we see now that if transparency is required by law, politicians will just lie.

    Reason #432 why Obama is the status quo – thanks Obama for sinking the Democrats.

    Maybe the Green party get give it a go for Liberals.

    November 1, 2010 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    The justices without comment rejected an appeal from, a conservative group that wanted to withhold certain information from the Federal Election Commission.
    Well, you can't blame the GObP for trying, bless their hearts! After all the Supreme Court has been very, shall we say, generous, to them in the past (W's 2nd term, ok to accept campaign contributions from foreign entities, etc).
    Can we really blame them for seeing if they got lucky yet again?

    November 1, 2010 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  3. stufthis

    Will the GOP candidates be embarrassed when Americans find out they were financed by foreign governments? Probably not, since they have done nothing for Americans anyway.

    November 1, 2010 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  4. T'SAH from Virginia

    [At issue was whether "political committees" - unincorporated groups that make only "independent expenditures" - can be required to disclose its donors.]

    So,, a CONSERVATIVE GROUP, wants to appeal this part???? Well now, what are they HIDING? Maybe they filed as a NON-Profit Organization and made a BIG Profit? Maybe they filed like a 'small business' and made MILLIONS? Just asking – because I don't know what it really means but it SMELLS!!!

    DEMOCRATS – we already know the RepuboliCAN'Ts are Obstructionist!!! We already know the RepubliCAN'Ts are NOT going Compromise and their Number 1 Goal is to make President Obama a 1-Term President – NOT work with him – but for the next two years, try to get rid of him??? We already know if we DO NOT get out there and VOTE – it will be more of the SAME of the BUSH years and the PEOPLE – the SANE American people are going to SUFFER!!!

    We're NOT going to let that happen!! Get out and VOTE so we can continue to MOVE AMERICA FORWARD!!!

    This is T'SAH from Virginia and I say – YES WE CAN!!

    November 1, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  5. King

    China is licking their chops as the GOP take over congress. Relics will give corporations tax money and deregulation to do and go where they want at the same time taking demand money from mainstreet as they cut government progams. Now how the he'll mainstreet suppose to compete with The likes of china and India for American Jobs.

    November 1, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |