Late-Breaking Supreme Court Developments, 10/20/2010 Portland, ME - In the final weeks before the November 2 election, Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy has requested a briefing on the plaintiffs' renewed application for writ of injunction in Cushing v McKee.
MCCE Watching Supreme Court Developments, 10/14/2010 Portland, ME - The plaintiffs in Cushing v McKee will file a renewed application for writ of injunction with Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the United States Supreme Court today.
Update on Cushing v McKee, 10/13/2010 Portland, ME - United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has denied the Cushing plaintiffs' application for a writ of injunction in the case challenging Maine's campaign finance laws.
Progress is being made at federal level, 9/23/2010 Portland, ME - While Maine celebrates 10 years of Clean Election public funding, progress is being made in Congress toward reform of congressional campaign financing.
Maine People Give the Gift of Clean Elections to Washington DC, 4/15/2010 Portland, ME - Maine citizens are once again leading the way to reduce corporate influence in elections. Today, MAINE CITIZENS FOR CLEAN ELECTIONS co-chairs Ann Luther and Alison Smith delivered more than 500 bars of soap in a gift basket to Senator Olympia Snowe's (R-Maine) Portland office. The message: Bring Maine-style Clean Elections to Washington. Maine offers a proven alternative that works.
MCCE Granted "Friend of Court" Status in NOM Lawsuit, 3/18/2010 Topsham, ME - The Federal District Court recently granted a motion by Maine Citizens for Clean Elections (MCCE) to appear as a "friend of the court" in the National Organization of Marriage (NOM) lawsuit against the State of Maine. Attorney Benjamin K. Grant of the law firm McTeague Higbee will represent MCCE in this case.
Maine Sending Soap to Snowe for DC Clean-Up, 1/12/2010 Portland, ME - Maine Citizens for Clean Elections (MCCE) launched its Send Some Soap campaign today in response to the recent US Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission. This ruling could pave the way for highly-capitalized corporate interests to spend unlimited amounts of money directly on campaigns to elect or defeat federal candidates.b