Washington Times: The right to speak and be left alone (In the News)

By Scott Blackburn The Center for Competitive Politics, representing the institute in court, argues that its donors shouldn’t have to choose between speaking their minds on political issues and telling the government where they work and live. Donors who might help fund the ads won’t open their checkbooks if they lose their privacy. The disclosure mandate imposed on […]

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CPA Set to Release 2014 Index

The Center for Political Accountability (“CPA”), in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania’s Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research, is set to release its fourth annual CPA-Zicklin Index.  This Index purports to analyze and rank the corporate accountability and transparency of corporate political spending – ranking companies on a scale of 0 – 100. Since its inception […]

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Daily Media Links 9/23: First battle in the battle for the First Amendment, Lois Lerner: ‘I Didn’t Do Anything Wrong’ and more…

In the News Washington Times: The right to speak and be left alone  By Scott Blackburn The Center for Competitive Politics, representing the institute in court, argues that its donors shouldn’t have to choose between speaking their minds on political issues and telling the government where they work and live. Donors who might help fund the ads won’t open […]

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Daily Media Links 9/22: The Influence Loophole, Lying in Political Campaigns and the Judicial Response, Democrats love their campaign money but not anyone else’s, and more…

SCOTUS/Judiciary Wall Street Journal: How Wisconsin Prosecutors Became Campaign Partisans: Their raids on conservatives have chilled political speech and amount to a huge donation to Democrats.   By RICHARD M. ESENBERG  Members of Wisconsin conservative advocacy groups tell me that they are reluctant to speak out on the issues, and that donors are wary of donating, […]

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CFIF: Former FEC Chairman Pans So-Called DISCLOSE Act of 2014 (In the New)

Bradley Smith, Founder of the Center for Competitive Politics and former Federal Elections Commission Chairman, discusses his recent testimony before the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration regarding the DISCLOSE Act of 2014 and why the proposed excessive disclosure requirements can damage Listen…

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Daily Media Links 9/19: Senate Democrats’ war on free speech, Fascism in the First Amendment?, and more…

Amending the First Amendment   McClatchy-Tribune: Senate Democrats’ war on free speech By Jay Ambrose By recently voicing full-hearted approval of a bill eviscerating the First Amendment guarantee of free speech, Senate Democrats showed themselves to be among the most extreme, irresponsible, self-serving and historically ignorant establishment politicians of this era. If they should actually get their […]

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Cato Supreme Court Review: McCutcheon v. FEC and the Supreme Court’s Return to Buckley (In the News)

By Allen Dickerson The Court began with the largely uncontroversial position that the spending of money—while not itself speech—is necessary for effective advocacy in the United States. As the Court has long recognized, “virtually every means of communicating ideas in today’s mass society requires the expenditure of money.”3 Money is not speech, nor is oxygen fire, but […]

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Daily Media Links 9/18: Inside the bizarro super PAC that hates super PACs, Koskinen Faces Fresh IRS Fire at House Hearing, and more…

In the News   Cato Supreme Court Review: McCutcheon v. FEC and the Supreme Court’s Return to Buckley The Court began with the largely uncontroversial position that the spending of money—while not itself speech—is necessary for effective advocacy in the United States. As the Court has long recognized, “virtually every means of communicating ideas in today’s mass […]

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Amicus Brief: Public Citizen v. FEC In Support of the Defendant

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Tester’s “Dark Money” Bogeyman

Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) bemoans the difficulties of running for Senate in today’s “post-Citizens United” world. In an event hosted by the Sunlight Foundation and ReThink Media on Tuesday, Tester declared that the “lack of transparency” in campaigns “is real and it is hurting democracy.” All of this “dark money,” he lamented is causing a […]

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