ABOUT SUPERPACS AND THE LEGAL MISTAKE THAT GAVE RISE TO THEM
Backgrounder to the Logical Error in SpeechNow v. FEC (2010)
– This video will provide the context you need to watch the main video, entitled “The Logical Error in SpeechNow v. FEC (2010)”
The Logical Error in SpeechNow v. FEC (2010)
– This is the single most important resource for the Cancel SuperPACs video contest
– This video contains a detailed explanation of the logical mistake made in SpeechNow v. FEC (2010), the federal case that led to SuperPACs.
– Your job is to make a video explaining this mistake, but do it in a way that is more compelling and easier to understand than this video.
– This is the ruling issued by the federal court that led to SuperPACs.
– In this document, you can see how the federal court reasoned that contributions made to SuperPACs were protected by the First Amendment.
– This memo, from two brilliant legal minds, also outlines the mistake made by the federal court.
– Reading this document can be a helpful supplement to understanding The Logical Error in SpeechNow v. FEC (2010).
Two episodes of the podcast Another Way
– These episodes are another articulation of the logical mistake made by the federal court that led to SuperPACs.
– They also outlines why we are running this contest and why your entry will help advance the movement to end SuperPACs.
– This court case, involving New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez, illustrates a real world example of quid pro quo corruption in a donation to a superPAC.