Court Gives Final Approval for Appeals Court Ruling in Bequest Case

A federal judge Monday denied a Federal Election Commission (FEC) motion to reconsider his decision to send a case involving a bequest to the Libertarian National Committee (LNC) to the en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. “We are pleased that the LNC will now be able to make its constitutional arguments to the D.C. Circuit, […]

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LNC v. FEC District Court Alter or Amend Opinion

The Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) has moved pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 59(e) to alter or amend this Court’s Order certifying one question to the en banc United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The FEC claims this Court committed clear error, and advances three arguments. Finding that none […]

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Restricting Political Speech: The First Question Must be “Why?”

Although the recent IRS scandal suggests that bureaucratic control of political associations and political speech is a dangerous idea, “reformers” have used the media attention on the matter to continue their campaign against corporate political expenditures. According to those who wish to further regulate political speech, the “real IRS scandal” is that 501(c)(4) groups took […]

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Daily Media Links 6/17: U.S. Supreme Court asked to review ‘nation’s strictest PAC regulations’, CCP Welcomes Two New External Relations Associates, and more…

In the News   Ohio Watchdog: U.S. Supreme Court asked to review ‘nation’s strictest PAC regulations’ By Maggie Thurber In conjunction with the Center for Competitive Politics, the 1851 Center wants the high court to weigh in on how Ohio regulates PACs in the state and to review what it calls “the nation’s strictest Political Action Committee regulations.” The […]

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CCP Welcomes Two New External Relations Associates

The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) is pleased to announce the addition of Tom Swanson and Luke Wachob to our External Relations Department. Tom Swanson has joined CCP as an External Relations Associate. He recently graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in Philosophy. Before joining the Center for Competitive Politics, Tom worked as a Programs and New Media Intern […]

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In the News: NY State Senator Jack Martins: The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning

NY State Senator Jack Martins writes:  This past week, my office received a phone call at 1:23 a.m. from an organizer at MoveOn.org who threatened to oust me from office unless I embrace a bill calling for taxpayer funding of political campaigns. The call came as no surprise as people who call empty offices in […]

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Wall Street Journal on Farris v. Seabrook

Our friends at the Institute for Justice filed a lawsuit in June of 2011 on behalf of Robin Farris, challenging Washington’s contribution limits (Farris v. Seabrook) of $800 for recall campaigns. IJ argued that because there is no opportunity for corruption in the recall attempt, the contribution limits are not constitutional. In November 2012, a U.S. District […]

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Daily Media Links 6/13: Center for Competitive Politics Files Cert Petition in Corsi v. OEC, The IRS’ power to tax is also the power to destroy, and more…

CCP   Center for Competitive Politics Files Cert Petition in Corsi v. OEC  By Joe Trotter “OEC did not conduct a thorough investigation before ruling that GCC must register with the government,” said CCP Legal Director Allen Dickerson. “It appears that the OEC can pick what information to examine, and then subject organizations to registration and […]

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Daily Media Links 6/12: Congress Is Not the Answer: How We Really Should Be Investigating the IRS, Charitable ‘matches’ used to entice PAC giving, and more…

Independent Groups   Roll Call: Congress Is Not the Answer: How We Really Should Be Investigating the IRS By Dan Epstein Congress, in 1999, took away DOJ’s power to demand the D.C. Circuit appoint an independent counsel with prosecutorial power equal to the attorney general when high-ranking officials in the federal government engaged in criminal wrongdoing. […]

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Center for Competitive Politics Files Cert Petition in Corsi v. OEC

The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) petitioned the US Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari late Tuesday in Corsi v. Ohio Elections Commission. The petition challenges a recent decision by the Ohio Court of Appeals that upheld the Ohio Elections Commission’s (OEC) interpretation of the major purpose requirement in determining whether or not a group must register […]

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