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Amicus Brief: Minnesota Voters Alliance, et al. v. Joe Mansky, et al.

Amicus Brief: Minnesota Voters Alliance, et al. v. Joe Mansky, et al.

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Amicus Brief: Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project

Amicus Brief: Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project

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Colorado closes free speech case, changes law, pays $220K in attorney’s fees

Colorado closes free speech case, changes law, pays $220K in attorney’s fees

Alexandria, VA – Attorneys for Colorado and the Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) filed a notice in federal court today ending a free speech case that began more than four years ago. It’s the final chapter in a federal lawsuit that saw Colorado’s ballot issue disclosure law partially invalidated under the First Amendment, and forced […]

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Amicus Brief: Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance v. Judge Gay Polk-Payton

Amicus Brief: Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance v. Judge Gay Polk-Payton

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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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The “NO PAC Caucus” is Another Misguided – and Revealing – Campaign to Squash Free Speech

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