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Independence Institute v. FEC Jurisdictional Statement

Independence Institute v. FEC Jurisdictional Statement

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Amicus Brief: In re Stephen M. Silberstein

Amicus Brief: In re Stephen M. Silberstein

On behalf of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Sen. Thad Cochran, Sen. John Boozman, and Sen. Richard Shelby, CCP filed this friend-of-the-court brief opposing a petition for a Writ of Mandamus filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit by Stephen M. Silberstein. Mr. Silberstein sought the writ to force the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to engage in a rulemaking that would mandate corporate disclosure of otherwise-immaterial contributions to political organizations and industry groups. The Senators’ brief noted that such a rulemaking would directly violate the recent omnibus appropriations bill, which should be interpreted as preventing the SEC from regulating in that area. Two days after the filing of this amicus brief, Mr. Silberstein withdrew his petition.

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Petition for Writ of Certiorari with U.S. Supreme Court in DSF v. Denn

Petition for Writ of Certiorari with U.S. Supreme Court in DSF v. Denn

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PR Firms Sue NY on New Lobbying Rule

PR Firms Sue NY on New Lobbying Rule

Alexandria, VA – The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP), America’s largest nonprofit working to promote and defend First Amendment rights to free political speech, assembly, and petition announced that five public relations firms filed a lawsuit in federal court today seeking to block a new lobbying rule by the New York State Joint Commission on […]

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Federal Appeals Court Rules Colorado Disclosure Law Unconstitutional

Federal Appeals Court Rules Colorado Disclosure Law Unconstitutional

Denver, CO – A federal appeals court unanimously affirmed a lower court decision declaring that Colorado’s ballot issue disclosure law violates the First Amendment for groups raising or spending less than $3,500. The decision was handed down late Wednesday by three judges nominated by President Barack Obama to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in the […]

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