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Judge rules Colorado disclosure law unconstitutional

Judge rules Colorado disclosure law unconstitutional

Alexandria, VA – A federal judge late yesterday ruled that Colorado’s campaign disclosure laws violate the First Amendment when applied to small organizations, writing that “any ‘informational interest’ the government has in mandating contribution and expenditure disclosures [is] so minimal as to be nonexistent, and certainly insufficient to justify the burdens compliance imposes on members’ [...]

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Constitutional Issues with Rule Proposed by Texas Ethics Commission August 21, 2014

Download letter and draft rule here.   Download the PDF file .   October 8, 2014 Via First Class Mail and Facsimile Ms. Natalia Luna Ashley, Executive Director Texas Ethics Commission P.O. Box 12070 Austin, Texas 78711-2070 Re:       Constitutional Issues with Rule Proposed August 21, 2014 Ms. Ashley and Members of the Commission: I write [...]

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Letter to FEC Commissioners on Rulemakings

Letter to FEC Commissioners on Rulemakings

Download full letter October 7, 2014 Lee E. Goodman, Chairman Ann M. Ravel, Vice Chair Caroline C. Hunter, Commissioner Matthew S. Petersen, Commissioner Steven T. Walther, Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub, Commissioner Federal Election Commission 999 E Street, NW Washington, DC 20463 Dear Commissioners: We are writing this letter as individuals who, in various capacities but [...]

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CPA Set to Release 2014 Index

CPA Set to Release 2014 Index

The Center for Political Accountability (“CPA”), in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania’s Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research, is set to release its fourth annual CPA-Zicklin Index.  This Index purports to analyze and rank the corporate accountability and transparency of corporate political spending – ranking companies on a scale of 0 – 100. Since its inception [...]

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Amicus Brief: Public Citizen v. FEC In Support of the Defendant

Amicus Brief: Public Citizen v. FEC In Support of the Defendant

Download Amicus Brief Download the PDF file . Background As relevant to this brief, when the Commission receives a complaint alleging violation of the election laws, it may only proceed with a formal investigation of that complaint “[i]f the Commission * * * determines, by an affirmative vote of 4 of its members, that it [...]

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