Estate Contribution Limits Case Certified to D.C. Circuit

Estate Contribution Limits Case Certified to D.C. Circuit   ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Setting the stage for a groundbreaking First Amendment test of campaign finance law, federal judge  Robert L. Wilkins certified to the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, sitting en banc, the question of whether the government violates the right of free […]

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Libertarian National Committee v. FEC Order Certified to D.C. Circuit

Setting the stage for a groundbreaking First Amendment test of campaign finance law, federal judge  Robert L. Wilkins certified to the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, sitting en banc, the question of whether the government violates the right of free speech by limiting a decedent’s bequest to a political party.  Here […]

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Daily Media Links 3/19: CPAC, Legal Director Allen Dickerson discusses James v. FEC, and more…

In the News   Republicans Abroad Radio: CPAC CCP Chairman Brad Smith discusses campaign finance at CPAC. Listen…   CCP   Legal Director Allen Dickerson discusses James v. FEC  By Joe Trotter We are still waiting to hear from the Supreme Court on what they plan to do with the case.  Stay tuned for more […]

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The Difficulties of Running for State Office

Last week at CPAC we talked with former candidate Niles Brush about the difficulties he encountered while running for the state senate in Montana: : Mr. Brush sums up: “We have real discrepancies about campaign laws;  about what is legal, what isn’t legal, it makes it really difficult to run especially if you’re a  candidate like me […]

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In the News: Republicans Abroad Radio: CPAC

CCP Chairman Brad Smith discusses campaign finance at CPAC. Listen…  

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Legal Director Allen Dickerson discusses James v. FEC

Legal Director Allen Dickerson discussed the James v. FEC case at CPAC last week: We are still waiting to hear from the Supreme Court on what they plan to do with the case.  Stay tuned for more information.

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Daily Media Links 3/18: James v. FEC (Video), Conservative Political Action Conference 2013 Group Offers Hybrid PAC For $695, and more…

CCP   James v. FEC (Video) Legal Director Allen Dickerson discusses the James v. FEC case at CPAC. Watch…   Independent Groups   Huffington Post: Conservative Political Action Conference 2013 Group Offers Hybrid PAC For $695  By Sam Stein From its booth in the basement hall at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center (the site […]

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Daily Media Links 3/15: Assembly panel approves bill to make outside political groups disclose donors, spending, Recuse or resign, and more…

In the News   CPI: CPAC panel: Shrink the Federal Election Commission  By Mike Beckel “I just don’t think they behave like a federal agency should,” added panelist Allen Dickerson of the Center for Competitive Politics. “I see a very big difference between the FEC and other agencies.”   Dickerson argued that many of these problems […]

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Dickerson, Backer, Barr: Triumvirate of Free-Speech Advocacy

CPAC 2103 started today, Thursday, March 14, at the Gaylord National Hotel at the National Waterfront in Prince George’s County, Md. CCP Legal Director Allen Dickerson was a member of one of the first panels of the day, appropriately titled “What’s Up with Campaign Finance,”  along with attorneys Dan Backer of DB Capitol Strategies and […]

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Daily Media Links 3/14: Campaign finance bill sent to House finance, State lawmakers debate campaign finance reforms, and more…

CCP   Dickerson Testifies Before Maryland Legislature  By Sarah Lee “The definition of ‘political committee,’ though improved, is still vague and overbroad. In addition, the regulation of independent expenditures is inconsistent with federal case law, specifically the SpeechNow case. Finally, the electioneering communications disclosure provisions reach impermissibly far into an organization’s donor base, posing a […]

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