Group urges District of Columbia to implement Supreme Court decision in contribution limits case.

For Release: May 1, 2014    Contact: Joe Trotter    Phone: 210-352-0055 (Cell) Alexandria, Va. — A First Amendment advocacy group today urged the mayor, Attorney General, and other District of Columbia officials to repeal the District’s aggregate campaign contribution limit law and halt its enforcement because the law is likely unconstitutional following the Supreme Court’s […]

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D.C. Aggregate Limit Statute Likely Unconstitutional under McCutcheon

Re:  D.C. Aggregate Limit Statute Likely Unconstitutional under McCutcheon The Honorable Vincent C. Gray Executive Office of the Mayor 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 316 Washington, D.C. 20004 Dear Mayor Gray: With the 2014 elections rapidly approaching, we urge you to take quick action to respond to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in McCutcheon v. […]

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In the News: Portland Press Herald: Group opposing donor limits urges Maine to comply with SCOTUS ruling

By Steve Mistler In a letter to Republican Gov. Paul LePage, Attorney General Janet Mills, a Democrat, and legislative leaders, CCP urged state officials to either change or not enforce a state law preventing individual donors from spending more than $25,000 on candidate committees during an election cycle. The current law does not apply to individual limits to […]

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In the News: Maine Sun Journal: As King takes aim at campaign ‘dark money,’ Virginia group prods Maine to lift donor contribution limits

By Scott Thistle Center for Competitive Politics President David Keating said Maine law limiting the amount individuals can donate to a candidate or campaign are in direct conflict with a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the issue, McCutcheon vs. FEC. In a letter to lawmakers, LePage and Attorney General Janet Mills, Keating urged Maine officials “to […]

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Daily Media Links 4/30: AP: Lawyer for Ex-IRS Official Asks to Address House, NY Times: Money Talks. Especially Boehner’s., Roll Call: Obama’s Unlobbyists, and more…

In the News Maine Sun Journal: As King takes aim at campaign ‘dark money,’ Virginia group prods Maine to lift donor contribution limits By Scott Thistle Center for Competitive Politics President David Keating said Maine law limiting the amount individuals can donate to a candidate or campaign are in direct conflict with a recent U.S. Supreme Court […]

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New York Aggregate Limit Statute Likely Unconstitutional under McCutcheon

The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo Governor of New York State NYS State Capitol Building Albany, NY 12224 Re:  New York Aggregate Limit Statute Likely Unconstitutional under McCutcheon Dear Governor Cuomo: With the 2014 elections rapidly approaching, we urge you to take quick action to respond to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in McCutcheon v. FEC,[1] […]

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Policy Paper – H.B. 300, the Delaware Elections Disclosure Act

This Policy Paper analyzes H.B. 300, the Delaware Elections Disclosure Act of 2012, with a focus on two serious constitutional issues inherent in the legislation. Despite these issues, this legislation eventually passed both chambers of the General Assembly and was signed into law by Governor Jack Markell. You can read the Policy Paper here. Download […]

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Joint Statement of David Keating and Bradley A. Smith to the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration on McCutcheon v. FEC

Joint Statement of David Keating President, Center for Competitive Politics and Bradley A. Smith Chairman, Center for Competitive Politics Josiah H. Blackmore II/Shirley M. Nault Professor of Law Capital University Law School Submitted to the Committee on Rules and Administration United States Senate April 30, 2014 Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, thank you […]

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Group urges New York to implement Supreme Court decision in contribution limits case

For Release: April 30, 2014    Contact: Joe Trotter    Phone: 210-352-0055 (Cell) Alexandria, Va. — A First Amendment advocacy group today urged the governor, Attorney General, and other New York officials to repeal a state campaign contribution limit law and halt its enforcement because the law is likely unconstitutional following the Supreme Court’s ruling earlier […]

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Freedom of Information Act Appeal (FEC)

Chief FOIA Officer Federal Election Commission 999 E Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20463 Via Electronic Mail Re: Freedom of Information Act Appeal Dear Sir or Madam: This is an appeal under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), pursuant to 11 CFR § 4.8. On April 3, 2014, the Center for Competitive Politics (“CCP”) requested an […]

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