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  1. Joe Sandler discusses Citizens United in ‘Hotline’

    Sandler told Hotline reporter Reid Wilson that if, as expected, the decision opens the floodgates to more issue ads, the new ads will likely put even more pressure on incumbents seeking re-election.  Said Sandler, “You will see more sharp-edged, candidate-specific ads on …

  2. Reiff Speaks on Citizens United and the 2010 Elections

    Neil Reiff will speak at the Marshall Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary on the impact of the Citizens United decision on the 2010 elections. The event, sponsored by the William and Mary Election Law …

  3. Sandler Speaks at ABA’s 2010 Administrative Law Conference

    Joe Sandler participated in a panel on the future of campaign finance reform at the American Bar Association’s 2010 Administrative Law Conference. The panel, entitled “The 2010 Elections and the Future of Campaign Finance Reform,” addressed the impact of recent …

  4. Sandler Submits Comments on FEC Advisory Opinion

    Joseph Sandler filed comments yesterday with the Federal Elections Commission in response to a draft advisory opinion posted on the Commission’s website that would override restrictions on political “robocalls” of more than a dozen states. In so doing, it would …

  5. Jeffrey M. Wice Joins Sandler Reiff & Young

    Jeffrey M. Wice has joined the firm as “of counsel” to provide redistricting assistance to congressional, state legislative and local government officials, and other organizations with a stake in the post-2010 linedrawing process.

  6. Neil Reiff’s Comment on Speechnow.org v. FEC Published in JURIST

    Neil Reiff discusses the implications of Speechnow.org v Federal Elections Commission in a published comment in JURIST.  In the comment, Mr. Reiff examines the momentum of recent campaign finance decisions and forecasts the impact of recent decisions on the changing …

  7. Sandler to Speak at National Democratic Law Students Conference

    Mr. Sandler will participate in a panel on “The Future of Voter Protection,” with Hannah Fried, the Director of the DNC’s voter protection program.  To view the conference agenda, click here.

  8. Young Discusses Experience in the Philippines in IFES Podcast

    John Hardin Young spent an entire week in February 2010, in Manila meeting with the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) and other stakeholders and advise on complaints adjudication as the entire country shifts to Optical Scan Ballot technology for the upcoming …

  9. Sandler, Howard Submit Amicus Brief to Supreme Court on the matter of Doe v Reed

    Joe Sandler and Liz Howard filed an Amicus Brief in the Doe v. Reed case on behalf of several direct democracy scholars and the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center.  This case involves the constitutionality of public disclosure the persons who sign petitions for ballot …

  10. Sandler, Reiff Discuss CU in The National Law Journal

    In “Beware the Fortunetellers” Mr. Sandler and Mr. Reiff discuss the fallout of last week’s Supreme Court ruling on Citizens United v. FEC.  The authors argue that although the ruling will have vast implications for the future of campaign finance, …