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


Publication Date: March 2011

Publisher: Center for Governmental Studies

Author(s): Jessica Levinson; Molly Milligan

Research Area: Politics

Keywords: apparent corruption; public campaign financing; matching funds

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

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."