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CGS' amicus brief, filed in favor of respondent, in McComish v. Bennett

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Publication Date: March 2011

Publisher(s): Center for Governmental Studies (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Author(s): Jessica A. Levinson; Molly Milligan


Special Collection: CGS

Topic: Politics (Elections and voting)
Politics (Political ethics)
Politics (Politics)

Keywords: apparent corruption; public campaign financing; matching funds

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


CGS recently filed an amicus curaie brief in the United States Supreme Court. The brief was filed in support of respondent in McComish v. Bennett. The brief details the many practical, compelling governmental interests furthered by public campaign financing programs. The brief relies on almost 30 years of CGS reports elucidating the beneficial impacts of public campaign financing programs, including reducing actual or apparent corruption, freeing candidates from the burden of private fundraising, and increasing communication between candidates and constituents."