In the News: House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: The Administration’s Proposed Restrictions on Political Speech: Doubling Down on IRS Targeting

February 27, 2014 | 9:30 a.m. in 2247 Rayburn House Office Building  Featuring CCP Legal Director Allen Dickerson Read more…

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In the News: Wall Street Journal: Connecting the Dots in the IRS Scandal

By Bradley A. Smith In 1170, King Henry II is said to have cried out, on hearing of the latest actions of the Archbishop of Canterbury, “Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?” Four knights then murdered the archbishop. Many in the U.S. media still willfully refuse to see anything connecting the murder […]

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Daily Media Links 2/27: Wall Street Journal: Connecting the Dots in the IRS Scandal, Cato Institute: Proposed IRS Rulemaking Would Chill Public Advocacy, PowerLine: Cleta Chronicles: IRS Scandals, Part 4, and more…

In the News Wall Street Journal: Connecting the Dots in the IRS Scandal  By Bradley A. Smith In 1170, King Henry II is said to have cried out, on hearing of the latest actions of the Archbishop of Canterbury, “Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?” Four knights then murdered the archbishop. Many […]

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DSF: Plaintiff’s Opening Brief in Support of its Motion for Preliminary Injunction

The Act contains three provisions that are unconstitutionally vague and overbroad, both facially and as applied to DSF. The first two provisions are the definitions of “third-party advertisement” and “electioneering communication,” codified at 15 Del C. § 8002(1 0) and § 8002(27), respectively. The third provision is the third-party advetisement disclosure regime codified at 15 Del C. § 8031. […]

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In the News: NTU: “YES” on H.R. 3865, the “Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2014.”

Selectively limiting the activities of one particular type of organization is a giant thumb on the free-speech scale in favor of unions and rent-seeking special interests. There are also practical considerations; as the Center for Competitive Politics recently noted, the proposal violates the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) owing to “excessively low and wildly off the […]

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Daily Media Links 2/26: NTU: “YES” on H.R. 3865, the “Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2014,” Wall Street Journal: Notable & Quotable: The IRS Tax-Exempt Rule, Boston Globe: IRS proposal governing nonprofits draws fire, and more…

In the News NTU: “YES” on H.R. 3865, the “Stop Targeting of Political Beliefs by the IRS Act of 2014.”  Selectively limiting the activities of one particular type of organization is a giant thumb on the free-speech scale in favor of unions and rent-seeking special interests. There are also practical considerations; as the Center for Competitive […]

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In the News: Powerline: The IRS Harassment Scandal

By Scott Johnson Von Spakovsky provides an excellent introduction to the proposed IRS regulation in “Silencing conservatives: The administration’s latest attempt to censor political speech.” Brad Smith and his colleagues at the Center for Competitive Politicshave compiled an invaluable, heavily footnoted document setting forth the efforts by the regulatory agencies to police political speech at the behest of the Democratic Party: “The […]

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In the News: Heritage: Tax Dodge: Panel Urges Public to Thwart IRS Effort to Torpedo Conservative Groups

By Haley Halverson and Ken McIntyre Mitchell and Smith urged the public to take a stand by registering their comments with the IRS through the Center for Competitive Politics’ website on the issue,  NonProfitFreedom.org. More than 67,000 comments had been made as of Friday morning, but the deadline this Thursday, February 27, for comments is […]

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In the News: Need to Know: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Need to Know has a guest this week, Brad Smith, or Bradley A. Smith, the former chairman of the Federal Election Commission. He not only knows a lot of facts — he knows, and supports, the right principles. (Not right-wing ones, just right ones.) He explains some of the strange doings of the IRS and […]

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Daily Media Links 2/25: Need to Know: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Heritage: Tax Dodge: Panel Urges Public to Thwart IRS Effort to Torpedo Conservative Groups, Powerline: The IRS Harassment Scandal, and more…

In the News Need to Know: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Need to Know has a guest this week, Brad Smith, or Bradley A. Smith, the former chairman of the Federal Election Commission. He not only knows a lot of facts — he knows, and supports, the right principles. (Not right-wing ones, just right ones.) […]

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