Tag Archives: Supreme Court

Dark Money Pushes Against Crowdfunders

Fighting back against the crowdfunding campaign trying to unseat U.S. Senator Susan Collins is a dark money group, the Judicial Crisis Network, putatively backed by the Koch brothers. According to McClatchy “JCN’s money came almost entirely from yet another secretive … Continue reading

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“Bribery” Crowdfunding Campaign Does Not Sway Sen. Collins

Although a crowdfunding campaign got so frenzied on Saturday that it crashed the CrowdPac servers, raising over $3.5 million, Maine Senator Susan Collins voted her conscience. With the threat of a challenge from a Democrat (perhaps former Obama advisor Susan … Continue reading

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Kavanaugh/Ford Compete For Crowdfunding

The crowdfunding race is on between Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, and Kavanaugh. Their supporters now have competing GoFundme pages, and to date, the Ford page is leading with … Continue reading

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Political Carrot & Stick Crowdfunding in Maine

Crowdfunding is being used as a political tool in Maine to cause its Senator Susan Collins to do the right thing. A group consisting of  Maine People’s Alliance, Mainers for Accountable Leadership, and the “Be a Hero” activist Ady Barkan … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Citizenship?

Are you an “Owner Manager” of the United States of America? According to a crowdfunding campaign, if you contribute to the “patented” Owner Manager Community you will have the power to “form consensus on any issue, direct your government employees, … Continue reading

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Gust Alleviates Patent Claim on Crowdfunding

Patent trolls have shaken down crowdfunding sites in the past, but David Rose, CEO of Gust, fought back and won. A patent troll is a company that buys patent rights, then threatens to sue a company that is using certain … Continue reading

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Mark Cuban’s Wish List For Reforming the SEC

If you recall, Mark Cuban beat an insider trading charge by the Securities and Exchange Commission last year. He’s still on the warpath against the agency. In a recent article, he set forth his wish list for SEC reforms: “When … Continue reading

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