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Holmes v. FEC: Opening Brief for Plaintiffs-Appellants

Holmes v. FEC: Opening Brief for Plaintiffs-Appellants

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CCP v. Harris: Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

CCP v. Harris: Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

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The People’s Pledge Gimmick: Bad for Voters

The People’s Pledge Gimmick:  Bad for Voters

In the 2010 cases Citizens United v. FEC and SpeechNow.org v. FEC, courts recognized that the First Amendment protects Americans’ right to pool their resources and speak about political candidates. Following both decisions, a new type of political organization emerged – one that may make expenditures independently of candidates and political parties. Known informally today […]

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Two Years Later: A Condensed Timeline of the IRS Political Targeting Scandal

Two Years Later:  A Condensed Timeline of the IRS Political Targeting Scandal

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CCP Wins Nevada Express Advocacy Case

CCP Wins Nevada Express Advocacy Case

CCP President David Keating: “This is an important victory for free speech.” Alexandria, VA – The Nevada Supreme Court today ruled that the state government could not force a group of citizens to register with the state before circulating mailings that criticized an officeholder. In a major victory for free speech, the Court held that Citizens […]

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