Daily Media Links 10/24: Money in Politics, Super PAC, party ad spending nearly on par, and more…

In the News Learn Liberty (IHS): Money in Politics  Prof. Brad Smith argues that the real result of campaign finance regulation has been to turn elections into “a specialized game for an elite group of people who know the ropes and can manipulate them to their advantage.” Watch… Independent groups Associated Press: Report: Super PAC, party ad […]

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Learn Liberty Presents: “Money in Politics”

IHS’  Learn Liberty video series released a video featuring Brad Smith yesterday entitled “Money in Politics.” Should we worry when money and politics mix? Common wisdom suggests that large campaign contributions can corrupt politicians and disenfranchise regular voters. However, Prof. Brad Smith argues that the real result of campaign finance regulation has been to turn […]

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Daily Media Links 10/23: Campaign Boils Down to Door-to-Door Voter Drives, GOP Leadership Candidates’ Fundraising Helps Bolster Good Will, and more…

CCP Cato Scholar John Samples Joins CCP as Academic Advisor  By Sarah Lee The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) welcomes Cato scholar John Samples as the newest Academic Advisor to the CCP team. Samples, well-known author of books such as The Struggle to Limit Government: A Modern Political History and The Fallacy of Campaign Finance […]

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Meet the New Legislature, Same as the Old Legislature: A quantitative analysis of the Connecticut Citizens’ Election Program

This report analyzes the effect that Connecticut’s so-called “Clean Elections” program has had on legislator voting behavior. Connecticut first instituted taxpayer-funding for legislative campaigns in 2008. This report studies legislator voting behavior both before and after the 2008 elections to determine how the institution of taxpayer-funded campaigns changed legislator voting behavior. The study finds that […]

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Cato Scholar John Samples Joins CCP as Academic Advisor

Contact: Sarah Lee, Communications Director, 770.598.7961 Cato Scholar John Samples Joins CCP as Academic Advisor The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) welcomes Cato scholar John Samples as the newest Academic Advisor to the CCP team. Samples, well-known author of books such as The Struggle to Limit Government: A Modern Political History and The Fallacy of Campaign Finance Reform, […]

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Daily Media Links 10/22: Sunlight on Lobbying in Albany, Democratic convention ends in debt, Republicans’ in the black, and more…

Independent groups Washington Post: Independent interest groups report hefty fundraising for September  By T.W. Farnam Independent interest groups supporting President Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, reported Friday that September brought some of their best fundraising, driven by enthusiasm from wealthy donors on both sides of the political divide.   Read more… Washington Post: Corporate […]

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Daily Media Links 10/19: D.C. ethics board expects to open doors to public Nov. 5, Charlie Hales ‘adjusts’ campaign contribution limits to take more money from unions, and more…

In the News InForum: Former ND GOP chairman challenges law banning campaigning on Election Day  By Marino Eccher “The answer that the legislators have given us is, ‘Yeah, we know it’s unconstitutional, but we like it,’ ” he said.   Read more… Forbes: Citizens United: Are Shareholder Revolts in the Offing?  By Richard Levick But there’s no […]

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Emineth – Motion for Permanent Injunction

The Center for Competitive Politics filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota, challenging a state ban on “electioneering on election day.”  You can access the Motion for Permanent Injunction here.

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Emineth – Ruling

Calling the law “clearly invalid,” a federal judge in North Dakota today ruled that the state’s 100-year-old ban on election-day campaigning is unconstitutional. The ruling came in response to a lawsuit filed by the Center for Competitive Politics, a pro-free speech group. The Center represents Gary Emineth, who wishes to post yard signs on his property, […]

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Emineth – Memorandum in Support of Motion for Permanent Injunction

The Center for Competitive Politics filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota, challenging a state ban on “electioneering on election day.”  You can access the Memorandum in Support of Motion for Permanent Injunction here.

Filed Under: Emineth v. AG of ND, All CCP Legal Documents, Emineth v. AG of ND, Completed Cases (Filings), Completed Cases (Litigation), Filings, Litigation