Censorship Through the Tax Code: How the Proposed IRS Rules for Social Welfare Groups Stifle Political Activity

On Tuesday, March 4, the Cato Institute hosted a panel discussion on the proposed IRS rulemaking for 501(c)(4) organizations. As CCP noted in our third set of comments to the IRS, this rulemaking redefines “political activity” so broadly and is so unworkable as to severely restrict the speech rights of all 501(c)(4) groups, regardless of […]

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Daily Media Links 3/4: Fox: Issa, House GOP investigative committee say Lerner will testify in IRS scandal hearing, Washington Post: Attorney denies Issa claim that Lois Lerner will testify Wednesday, Wall Street Journal: Emails Show Negotiations With Lois Lerner’s Lawyer, and more…

IRS Fox: Issa, House GOP investigative committee say Lerner will testify in IRS scandal hearing  Former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner, a central figure in the IRS scandal, will appear before Congress on Wednesday after refusing to testify last year on the matter, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., claimed Sunday — though Lerner’s attorney and Issa may still […]

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In the News: Washington Post: An amazing number of people care about a single IRS rule change

By Matea Gold The IRS, which plans to go through each one of the comments, is not in for a lot of positive feedback. According to an analysis by the conservative Center for Competitive Politics, which analyzed every 100th comment, 94.37% of the feedback is partially or fully against the proposal. “The quantity is impressive,” […]

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In the News: Oversight and Reform: Doubling Down on IRS Targeting

Featuring CCP Legal Director Allen Dickerson Watch…

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In the News: The Mark Levin Show: Featuring Bradley A. Smith

IRS segment at 38 minutes, interview at 55 minutes. Listen…

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In the News: Wall Street Journal: Making IRS Abuse Official

Center for Competitive Politics chairman Bradley A. Smith on why the IRS’s proposed rules for 501(c)(4) organizations will target conservative groups and curb free speech. Watch…

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Daily Media Links 3/3: Wall Street Journal: Making IRS Abuse Official, Washington Post: An amazing number of people care about a single IRS rule change, NY Times: Big-Money Donors Demand Larger Say in Campaign Strategy, and more…

In the News   Wall Street Journal: Making IRS Abuse Official  Center for Competitive Politics chairman Bradley A. Smith on why the IRS’s proposed rules for 501(c)(4) organizations will target conservative groups and curb free speech. Watch… The Mark Levin Show:  Featuring Bradley A. Smith IRS segment at 38 minutes, interview at 55 minutes. Listen… […]

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Publius was Not a PAC: Reconciling Anonymous Political Speech, the First Amendment, and Campaign Finance Disclosure

In this Wyoming Law Review article by Benjamin Barr and Stephen R. Klein, the authors emphasize the importance of anonymous political speech. As they explain, modern campaign finance law has eliminated many avenues for anonymous political speech in both federal and state arenas. Under today’s disclosure regimes, citizens who band together and spend as little […]

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