Thomas Rice

Thomas Rice was liable for an overdue meter in the City of Tempe and objected to a portion of the fine assessed against him going to support political campaigns.

  • September 9, 1999    |   First Amendment

    Arizona Campaign Finance (First Challenge)

    Challenging Coerced Subsidies for the Political Class: A First Amendment Lawsuit

    Arizona’s “campaign finance reform” forces some people to pay for other people’s political speech—speech with which the individual being taxed often disagrees. Arizona’s Clean Elections Act, which could prove a harbinger for nationwide public campaign financing efforts, was enacted by a narrow majority of the Arizona electorate in November 1998.  The law creates a public…

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