Thursday, June 26, 2014

Today On The Signorile Show!

3:35pm ET - For the last few years, prosecutors in Wisconsin have been looking into allegations that Gov. Scott Walker and his aides illegally coordinated with groups, ranging from the Wisconsin Club for Growth to the Koch brothers' Americans for Prosperity, to support both the governor's recall campaign and those of Republican state senators. After its offices were raided and documents seized by prosecutors, the Wisconsin Club for Growth sued, arguing that the investigation itself was a violation of its First Amendment rights to free speech and free association.  The case has the potential to blow a hole in anti-coordination rules in Wisconsin and beyond -- a hole, according to Paul Blumenthal a reporter at The Huffington Post, would effectively wipe away campaign contribution limits by allowing candidates to control the unlimited and secret contributions raised by not-really-independent groups.  Paul joins us today to discuss this case and what it all means for the future of our democracy. You can also follow Paul on twitter.

4:05pm ET - One year ago today, the Supreme Court brought marriage equality back to California when it ended the Prop 8 case. It also declared Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional and, thereby, ushered in a year of unbroken marriage equality victories indebted to United States v. Windsor.  But unless you count the impending Hobby Lobby case, federal marriage equality does not have a date at the Supreme Court yet.  However despite this, much progress has been made in the lower courts, with decision after decision going towards marriage equality for all Americans.  Joining us to discuss the progress made in the fight for marriage equality and whether the case will make to the Supreme Court at all is Ari Ezra Waldman, an Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for Information Law and Policy at New York Law School.  You can also follow Ari on twitter.

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