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The American Bar Association will vote on new judicial disqualification rules at its annual convention this weekend. “We are gratified that the ABA is taking this up,” said Adam Skaggs, senior counsel at the Brennan Center.
The Los Angeles Times blasts The Obama administration’s new plan to prevent violent extremism.
“Amount spent on all state races in 2010: $3.75 million. Amount spent on recall elections targeting eight state senators: $31 million. Need we say more?” Andy Kroll of Mother Jones reports on the explosion of outside spending in Wisconsin’s recall elections.
Where have the bundlers gone? The New York Times finds that more Republican contributors are donating to PACs instead of Republican candidates.
A federal judge ruled that Times reporter James Risen does not have to reveal his source of classified information. But does the ruling also say receiving unauthorized classified information is a felony?
Voters have a right to know who is donating and how much when it comes to campaigns, but President Obama has yet to sign the proposed executive order on disclosure.