CCP CCP Files Motion in Colorado Case By Sarah Lee ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Center for Competitive Politics’ (CCP) legal team filed a motion for preliminary injunction late last night on behalf of a Colorado group, Coalition for Secular Government (CSG). CCP asks that a federal judge in Colorado enjoin Colorado Secretary of State Scott […]
CSG v. Gessler: Plaintiff’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction (US District Court for the District of Colorado)
The Center for Competitive Politics’ (CCP) legal team filed a motion for preliminary injunction on behalf of a Colorado group, Coalition for Secular Government (CSG). CCP asks that a federal judge in Colorado enjoin Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler refrain from forcing CSG to register as an “issue committee” until their constitutional claims can be heard. […]
Although Andy Kroll’s recent article in Mother Jones mentions a number of accomplishments the free speech community has achieved over the years, it suggests that the movement is losing its momentum: Over the past year, campaign finance reformers—including Democracy 21 president Fred Wertheimer and Campaign Legal Center president (and Stephen Colbert’s “personal lawyer”) Trevor Potter—have notched several […]
CCP Legal Director Allen Dickerson appeared on PBS Newshour to discuss disclosure regarding political advertising. Dickerson, going toe-to-toe with Paul S. Ryan of the Campaign Legal Center, outlines why requiring more disclosure stifles speech in elections, specifically as it relates to CCP client The National Defense Committee.
It nearly went unnoticed but a court in Nebraska has decided to follow the Supreme Court’s ruling in Arizona Free Enterprise Club v. Bennett, a decision that was greeted with horror by reformers in 2011 because it declared “the use of ‘matching funds,’ whereby a privately-financed candidate for political office would be forced to trigger […]