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Is “Weaponizing” Disclosure a Bad Thing?

The public’s right to know who is involved in this country’s election and public policy processes is a bedrock ideal of our democracy. Yet, some folks just don’t seem to get that. Instead of focusing on the principle involved, they want to sue or demonize public officials.
Two recent cases in point: the Feb. 27, ruling on Independence Institute v FEC by the U.S. Supreme Court turned back yet another attack on disclosure, and the resignation of FEC Commissioner Ann Ravel in frustration over the commission’s inability to do...anything.
With Independence Institute v FEC ...


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