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Amicus Brief: Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project

Amicus Brief: Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project

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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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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 Hill: Congress should protect political speech by ignoring Disclose Act (In the News)

Federal Appeals Court Urged to Rule that Missouri Can’t Force Volunteers to Register as Lobbyists

2017 DISCLOSE Act Would Unconstitutionally Restrict Speech, CCP Analysis Finds

Analysis of the “DISCLOSE Act of 2017” (S. 1585): New Bill, Same Plan to Crack Down on Speech

Cato Institute Holds First Amendment-Focused Constitution Day Symposium

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Bloomberg BNA: Conservatives, Reporters, Farmers Back Robber at Supreme Court (In the News)

The Washington Post Smears Free Speech by Some Groups, Not Others

National Review: Is Big Ice Cream Trying to Hijack Our Democracy? (In the News)

NMPolitics.net: New Mexicans should be suspicious of secretary of state’s anti-privacy rulemaking (In the News)

Fraud or No Fraud, Tax-Financing is Harmful to the Campaign Process

Former FEC Chair Bob Lenhard Discusses Campaign Finance Law, Foreign Intervention in U.S. Elections

Portland Mercury: The County Just Instituted Strict Campaign Reforms (In the News)

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Washington Examiner: How government enables online outrage mobs (In the News)

San Francisco Chronicle: California deserves more campaign finance options (In the News)

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Los Angeles Times: Judge invalidates law that would have allowed public financing of political campaigns in California (In the News)

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