Changing Perspectives: Senators’ Newfound Support for Amending the First Amendment (Issue Review)

Changing Perspectives Senators’ Newfound Support for Amending the First Amendment By Luke Wachob Introduction A group of forty-two Senators[1] have sponsored an amendment to the Bill of Rights to the United States Constitution that could, for the first time in history,[2] reduce Americans’ First Amendment rights. According to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV), the […]

Filed Under: Amending Press Release/In the News/Blog, Amending the Constitution, Blog

Recapping “Amending the First Amendment: Silencing Free Speech?”

On Monday, the Heritage Foundation hosted a panel of campaign finance experts to discuss recent developments such as the McCutcheon v. FEC Supreme Court ruling, the IRS’s stalled proposed rulemaking restricting the activities of 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations, and Sen. Udall’s constitutional amendment proposal under consideration in the U.S. Senate, which would amend the First […]

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Letter to Colorado Secretary of State: Citizens United’s Petition for Declaratory Order

On June 2, 2014, the Center for Competitive Politics (“CCP”) filed comments before Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler supporting Citizens United’s Petition for Declaratory Order. Citizens United—yes, that organization—asked the Secretary to declare whether its activity qualified under Colorado’s press exemption to the definitions of “expenditure” and “electioneering communications” of Colorado Constitution Article XXVIII. […]

Filed Under: Blog, External Relations Comments and Testimony, Colorado

Sen. Ted Kennedy on Amending the First Amendment

Sen. Ted Cruz has an excellent article on the proposal to amend the First Amendment in today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal.  At the end of the article, he quotes the late-Sen. Ted Kennedy as saying “In the entire history of the Constitution, we have never amended the Bill of Rights, and now is no […]

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Thank you Terry Michael

Today we say thank you to Terry Michael, who resigned from our board of directors, effective today. Terry is a great friend of the First Amendment and has provided invaluable counsel to the Center for Competitive Politics over the years.  He founded and runs the Washington Center for Politics & Journalism to teach future political […]

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Senate Ethics Complaint Filed by Center for Competitive Politics

On June 2, 2014, the Center for Competitive Politics filed a complaint with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics. A copy of the complaint can be found here. Part one of the exhibits can be found here. Part two of the exhibits can be found here, and part three of the exhibits can be found […]

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The Post and Courier: S.C. not looking at raising campaign contribution limits (In the News)

By Robert Behre During the past year, Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Wyoming either raised or eliminated various campaign contribution limits. Vermont increased its contribution limits in January, and Oklahoma may pass them this year. Of those nine, five at least doubled their limits, he said. Keating said since the U.S. Supreme […]

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Daily Media Links 6/2: S.C. not looking at raising campaign contribution limits, Reid, McConnell to Testify at Campaign Finance First Amendment Hearing, and more…

In the News The Post and Courier: S.C. not looking at raising campaign contribution limits By Robert Behre During the past year, Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Wyoming either raised or eliminated various campaign contribution limits. Vermont increased its contribution limits in January, and Oklahoma may pass them this year. Of those nine, […]

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