Daily Media Links 6/29: GOP lawsuit challenges campaign contribution caps, The Supreme Court’s Cowardice, and more…

CCP Fourth Circuit Upholds Ban on Corporate Contributions in Danielczyk By Zac Morgan In Citizens United,  the Supreme Court affirmed the principle that the government cannot prohibit the speech of Americans based on their decision to associate in the corporate form. But only for independent expenditures,  because there is no real nexus between independent speech […]

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Amicus Brief: Fourth Circuit Brief in United States v. Danielczyk

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Fourth Circuit Upholds Ban on Corporate Contributions in Danielczyk

While every other attorney in the country is reading the lengthy opinion regarding the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, we at CCP offer a much shorter opinion that directly impacts Americans’ political speech rights. Today, in the case of United States v. Danielczyk, the Fourth Circuit upheld the Federal government’s direct ban on corporate […]

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In the News: USA Today: Montana gave Supreme Court no choice

Montana gave Supreme Court no choice By Bradley A. Smith The Supreme Court had no choice but to overrule the Montana Supreme Court. Montana argued that it is so corrupt that it can ignore the First Amendment. It would be as if a state argued that its crime rates were so high that it could […]

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Daily Media Links 6/28: Inquiry Looks Into a Shield for Donors in Elections, Campaign-finance future haunted by Montana’s past, and more…

In the News USA Today: Montana gave Supreme Court no choice   By Brad Smith   The Supreme Court had no choice but to overrule the Montana Supreme Court. Montana argued that it is so corrupt that it can ignore the First Amendment. It would be as if a state argued that its crime rates […]

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Daily Media Links 6/27: No Reconsideration Of Citizens United, Montana Ruling Could Fuel Campaign to Amend Constitution, and more…

In the News NPR: High Court: No Reconsideration Of Citizens United By Peter Overby BRAD SMITH: Voter turnout is up. There haven’t been big scandals. Races have been more competitive. So we think it’s a good thing to kind of put a nail in the coffin of this idea that Citizens United might be reversed. […]

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Media Roundup: Supreme Court Rules on Montana

The Supreme Court reaffirmed the Citizens United decision yesterday with American Tradition Partnership v. Bullock.  Below are links to a number of useful articles on the decision: National Review: Montana’s Citizens United Challenge Fails By Bradley A. Smith Today’s Supreme Court summary reversal of the Montana Supreme Court’s ruling that Citizens United v. FEC somehow didn’t […]

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In the News: Forbes: Here Is What’s So Super About Super PACs

By Chip Mellor This avalanche of negative coverage is frustrating to free speech advocates because it isn’t warranted by the reality of super PACs.  At their most basic level, super PACs are just groups of people that pool money to spend on political speech.  Individuals have always been permitted to spend as much as they […]

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In the News: WBUR: Big Money In The 2012 Campaign

Brad Smith, chairman and co-founder of the Center for Competitive Politics. He is a former chairman of the Federal Election Commission. Read more…

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In the News: Huffington Post: Citizens United Montana Sequel: Supreme Court Ruling Panned By Reformers, Politicians

By Paul Blumenthal The Center for Competitive Politics, a group supportive of Citizens United and money in politics, said in a blog post on its website, “The First Amendment means the same thing in Montana as it does everywhere else in the country: people, no matter their associative status, may speak freely about politics.” Read […]

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