Libertarian National Committee v. FEC Joint Status Report

Pursuant to the Court’s minute order dated February 21, 2013, the parties have met and conferred, and they submited this joint status report briefly setting forth their joint and respective positions on whether the Supreme Court’s decision to note probable jurisdiction in McCutcheon v. FEC (No. 12-536) should affect further proceedings in this case.

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Daily Media Links 2/22: DSCC Raised Millions More Than NRSC in January, Remove Campaign Contribution Limits To End Super PACs’ Game, and more…

In the News   Huffington Post Live: Election Law Revolution  From ending contribution limits to striking down a central part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Supreme Court is poised to continue its election law revolution.  Watch…   Bloomberg: Republicans Join Democrats to Back Ending Donor Anonymity  By Jonathan D. Salant Anonymity “is an […]

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Smith on HuffPost Live Debating Wertheimer on Election Law Revolution

In case you missed it, CCP Founder Brad Smith was on Huffington Post Live yesterday debating the Election Law Revolution happening in the wake of Citizens United as the Supreme Court decides to hear McCutcheon v. FEC. Smith is debating Democracy 21’s Fred Wertheimer and Huffington Post’s own Paul Blumenthal. Watch the video below.

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CCP and David Axlerod: A Meeting of Minds

Well this is certainly an interesting development. David Axelrod, the former top political adviser to President Barack Obama, called for the end of candidate contribution limits as a way to wrest control of elections from the less accountable super PACs and other groups that have proliferated since the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling. It’s […]

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Daily Media Links 2/21: Sierra Club lobbyist faces FPPC fine, No-limit donations in Pasadena bolster campaign war chests, and more…

In the News   Fox News: Power Play David Keating Clip begins at 18:11 Watch…   LA Times: Justices to hear appeal of individual donation limits  By David G. Savage and Melanie Mason “By removing aggregate limits on party giving, McCutcheon would be a step in equalizing the role of parties with that of so-called super […]

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In the New: Bloomberg: Supreme Court to Review Aggregate Campaign Donation Limit

CCP President David Keating was quoted in Bloomberg on the aggregate donation limit case: “The idea that candidates are going to be soliciting for every candidate and their party is ridiculous,” Keating said. “Candidates are looking out for themselves, not for everyone else.”  Read more…

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In the News: Salt Lake Tribune: Panel votes to kill disclosure loophole

CCP Legal Director Allen Dickerson on Utah’s proposed disclosure bill: However, Allen Dickerson, with the conservative Washington, D.C.-based Center for Competitive Politics, said his group believes the bill is unconstitutional, and would likely challenge it.   Read more…

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Daily Media Links 2/20: Senators want to stop lobbyist contributions during session, Congressional staffers often travel on tabs of foreign governments, and more…

In the News   Bloomberg: Supreme Court to Review Aggregate Campaign Donation Limit  By Jonathan D. Salant & Greg Stohr “The idea that candidates are going to be soliciting for every candidate and their party is ridiculous,” Keating said. “Candidates are looking out for themselves, not for everyone else.”  Read more…   Washington Post: Supreme Court […]

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David Keating on Fox News Power Play

CCP President David Keating will be on Fox News “Power Play with Chris Stirewalt at 11:45 am this morning discussing the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the McCutcheon case. Be sure to check the video out online.  

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Daily Media Links 2/19: In Virginia Governor’s Race, Super PAC-Candidate Coordination Can Occur Legally, Bullock, GOP senator roll out fix to stamp out campaign ‘dark money’, and more…

CCP   Brad Smith in WSJ on Cases to Watch  By Sarah Lee Smith was recently published in a Wall Street Journal op-ed detailing three significant campaign finance cases currently up for review by the Supreme Court, which may loosen restrictive campaign contribution regulations.   Read more…   Independent Groups   AL.com: Super PAC will target […]

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