Daily Media Links 5/30: Amending the First Amendment: The Udall Proposal is Poorly Drafted, Intellectually Unserious, and Extremely Dangerous to Free Speech, Rand v. The State of Kentucky, and more…

CCP Amending the First Amendment: The Udall Proposal is Poorly Drafted, Intellectually Unserious, and Extremely Dangerous to Free Speech Under the Udall amendment, it may be possible to regulate speech on a generic favoritism or influence theory. No one can say with certainty what such a theory would look like, except that it would be broader […]

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Amending the First Amendment: The Udall Proposal is Poorly Drafted, Intellectually Unserious, and Extremely Dangerous to Free Speech

The Senate Judiciary Committee will soon hold a hearing on S.J. Res. 19, a constitutional amendment to restrict First Amendment rights proposed by Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and sponsored by 41 other senators. Senate Democratic leaders have indicated they plan to bring the measure to a vote on the Senate floor. This analysis examines the […]

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NRO: Rand v. The State of Kentucky (In the News)

By Eliana Johnson Stafford, Paul’s senior adviser, points to the Supreme Court’s 1995 decision in U.S. Term Limits v. Thornton, which held that states cannot add to the constitutional requirements for federal office. He says it’s one precedent that would help Team Paul get the Kentucky law thrown out. “I think [the term-limits case] would hold sway here,” says […]

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In the News: Washington Post (LTE): The IRS Should Not be the Speech Police

Washington Post (LTE): The IRS Should Not be the Speech Police By Luke Wachob In her May 21 op-ed column, “Illuminating dark money,” Ruth Marcus ignored perhaps the most important question surrounding recent Internal Revenue Service efforts to restrict the activities of social welfare organizations: Should we regulate political speech through an independent, bipartisan agency […]

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FEC Issues “Constructive denial” in FOIA Request on Crossroads Matter

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Newsday: State: No limit on individual political donations (In the News)

By Michael Gormley The Board of Elections in a closed-door session concluded the state cap is “unenforceable,” said board spokesman John Conklin. The board Thursday decided the state’s limit can’t be enforced after federal court decisions following the 2010 Citizens United decision, in which the U.S. Supreme Court allowed corporations and other interests a freer hand in […]

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Daily Media Links 5/27: No limit on individual political donations, Should it be against law to criticize Harry Reid?, and more…

In the News Newsday: State: No limit on individual political donations By Michael Gormley The Board of Elections in a closed-door session concluded the state cap is “unenforceable,” said board spokesman John Conklin. The board Thursday decided the state’s limit can’t be enforced after federal court decisions following the 2010 Citizens United decision, in which the U.S. […]

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Citizen Outreach v. Miller Opposition to Motion to Dismiss

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Citizen Outreach v. Miller Reply Brief

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Citizen Outreach v. Miller Order Denying Motion to Dismiss

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