Daily Archives: August 29, 2009

Founder of the British People/Ecology/Green Party dead at age 80

Teddy Goldsmith, a controversial British intellectual, died this month at the age of 80. He was often accused of being “mad,” yet many of his observations in the 1970s and ’80s have turned out to be very prescient. He founded the British People Party, which later became the Ecology Party, which later became the Green Party. [read more]

Ballot Access expert critiques Brennan Center

U.S. District Court Judge Stefan Underhill held that Connecticut’s public funding law for candidates is so discriminatory in favor of the two major parties, and against all other parties and candidates, that it is unconstitutional in its entirety. The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law distributed a press release against the decision, and in support of the lopsided public campaign funding law. Richard Winger, a ballot access expert who had commented on the case, posted a point-by-point critique of the Brennan Center position. [read more]