U.S. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Sheldon Whitehouse Introduce Bill to Combat the Rise of Anonymous Political Donations (Dark Money) in Judicial Nominations
The bill is supported by the Campaign Legal Center, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, the Project on Government Oversight, Public Citizen, Democracy 21 and End Citizens United // Let America Vote Action Fund. “Transparency means more accountability,” said Trevor Potter, president of the Campaign Legal Center. “This principle holds true for political campaigns, and it should be no different when it comes to the confirmation of federal judges. Wealthy special interests – of all political stripes – secretly spend millions of dollars on ads in support of judicial nominees they believe will advance their causes in the courtroom, and the public has no idea who is behind these ads. This secret spending means that justices and judges may have hidden conflicts of interest. The Judicial Ads Act will finally bring transparency to our third branch of government.”
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