Daily Media Links 8/15: The Ryan Standard, Ryan Has Kept Close Ties to Wealthy Donors on the Right, and more…

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 […]

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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. […]

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Media Watch: Mother Jones’ Andy Kroll on The Reformers Strike Back

 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 […]

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Legal Director Allen Dickerson on PBS Newshour

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. 

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Daily Media Links 8/14: When is a campaign contribution a bribe?, Paul Ryan’s Liberal Fan Club, and more…

In the News Mother Jones: The Reformers Strike Back!  By Andy Kroll Since the mid-2000s, a small cadre of lawyers and activists has reshaped the role of money in American politics. Led by Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), attorney James Bopp, Jr., and law professor and activist Brad Smith, this group has won a string […]

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CCP Files Motion in Colorado Case

DATELINE: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 CONTACT: Sarah Lee, Communications Director, 770.598.7961   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 […]

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Daily Media Links 8/13: Franking ‘blackout’ begins, 90 days from Election Day, What Paul Ryan’s VP pick means for his House seat, and more…

CCP Nebraska Done with Matching Funds  By Sarah Lee 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 […]

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Nebraska Done with Matching Funds

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 […]

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Daily Media Links 8/10: Super-PAC hits four House Republicans on lobbyist ties, How lobbyists became Congress’s leading policy wonks, and more…

Independent groups The Hill: Super-PAC founder defends controversial Romney attack ad  By Daniel Straus The ad’s narrative has been questioned. Fact-checkers pointed out that Soptic’s wife, Ranae, died six years after Romney left Bain and that she had health insurance through her own employer. Also, Romney was running the Salt Lake Olympics at the time […]

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Daily Media Links 8/9: No end in sight for campaigns’ negative focus, Obama campaign no stranger to steelworker in disputed ad, and more…

CCP Center for Competitive Politics Expands Litigation Team  By Sarah Lee The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) today announced the expansion of its legal department with the recent hiring of Anna Mackin and David Silvers and promotion of legal intern Zac Morgan. Read more… Independent groups The Hill: PACs losing in Ohio  By Markos Moulitsas […]

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