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Critics: Deal’s veto distorts high court’s ruling on campaign finance

Critics: Deal's veto distorts high court's ruling on campaign finance
May 20, 2011 --

Gov. Nathan Deal misinterpreted a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision this week when he vetoed a bill that would have banned anonymous campaign ads. So says Common Cause, the good-government advocacy group. Deal’s office said he wanted to err on the side of free speech, particularly in light of the bill’s criminal penalty.

Jan. 29

January 29, 2011 --

Key cards a clue in DeKalb cheating investigation Jury awards $1.4M for MARTA escalator injury APD chief: No decision yet to disband Red Dogs Roy Barnes on Citizens United decision: ‘What a crock’ DeKalb frees man mistakenly kept behind bars Atty General questions closed Savannah Council meeting Fired Forsyth Co. official files another appeal

Profiles in courage: Funder of attack ads wants secrecy for donors

Profiles in courage: Funder of attack ads wants secrecy for donors
November 8, 2010 --

An advocacy group that spent $152,000 to help dump Georgia Congressman Jim Marshall wants to keep the identity of its donors secret. But it can’t, at least when it tries to influence state and local campaigns, under a draft opinion under review by the State Ethics Commission. The Center for Individual Freedom, led by CEO Jeffrey L. Mazzella, asked in August whether it could avoid disclosing donors for its political ads.

April 26

April 26, 2010 --

Roethlisberger case in trouble from the start Adoptions often profit execs, not families Griffin Circuit judge resigns in wake of sexual harassment claims Federal report critical of immigration detention program Corporate forces ready attack against ‘Citizens United’ legislation