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There’s an important breaking court decision on a political free speech case involving my friends at KVI radio in Seattle. A reader e-mails: A unanimous Washington state supreme court ruling, issued this morning, reversed a lower court ruling that held radio commentary by Seattle’s KVI-570′s Kirby Wilbur and John Carlson made “in-kind” contributions when they […]
For those of you who have been following the story of the McCain-Feingold-inspired crackdown on Seattle’s conservative talk radio, Ryan Sager has an update: The gas-tax opponents who were slapped for not reporting radio commentaries as “in-kind” contributions to their ballot-initiative campaign have fired back. In complying with the judge’s order, they’ve made new campaign-finance […]
Ryan Sager at the NYPost follows up on the McCain-Feingold-inspired crackdown on Seattle’s conservative talk radio: THE campaign-finance-reform lobby has always claimed that it wants to regulate money, not speech. So why are two talk-radio hosts being harassed by Washington state officials under local campaign-finance laws for their on-air support of an anti-tax ballot initiative? […]
Been meaning to bring this important story to your attention: Last week, a Thurston County, Washington, judge ruled that on-air editorial comments by two of my old friends, Seattle talk hosts Kirby Wilbur and John Carlson of KVI-AM, are considered in-kind campaign contributions, subject to reporting under state disclosure laws. Brian Maloney, a former talk […]
This is pretty amazing – a searchable database put together by an enterprising team at FundRace that allows you to find out who your neighbors have been giving political donations to and how much. Personally, my husband discourages me from talking politics with the neighbors. Our kids wouldn’t have anyone to play with if I […]
How many times have you read a story about ethics or campaign finance that quotes “non-partisan” groups such as the Center for Responsive Politics, Common Cause, Democracy 21, Public Citizen and the Center for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington? (A Nexis search I just ran for “non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics” brings up 421 hits.) […]