Lee Goodman on Fox & Friends

Federal Election Commission Chairman Lee Goodman discusses the recent vote over expanding the FEC’s authority to regulate election-related Internet videos:

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FEC In the News: Regulating Internet Speech, Discouraging Movie Screenings, and Country Wide Tours

The Federal Election Commission and its commissioners have made quite a few headlines recently, the latest stemming from FEC Vice Chairwoman Ann Ravel’s statement suggesting that the agency look at broadening its authority to regulate election-related Internet videos. Ravel’s statement stems from a split vote over internet-only pro-coal videos released by a group that was […]

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Daily Media Links 10/24: When an FEC Commissioner Hits the Campaign Trail, Mailers on Supreme Court elections cause stir, and more…

FEC   National Review: When an FEC Commissioner Hits the Campaign Trail: A federal official is pushing Democratic talking points in battleground states.   By Brendan Bordelon The top Democratic commissioner at the bipartisan Federal Election Commission is traveling to battleground states weeks before November’s midterm elections, engaging in what a former commissioner and anFEC observer call an “unprecedented” and “totally inappropriate” […]

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Holmes v. FEC: Opinion Denying Preliminary Injunction

http://www.campaignfreedom.org/litigation/current-litigation/independence-institute-v-fec/holmes-v-fec-opinion-denying-preliminary-injunction/

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II v. Gessler: Order Denying MPI and Granting Gessler Summary Judgment

http://www.campaignfreedom.org/litigation/current-litigation/independence-institute-v-gessler/ii-v-gesslerorder-denying-mpi-and-granting-gessler-summary-judgment/

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Daily Media Links 10/23: GOP governors group violated campaign law, Would Stronger Parties Mean Less Polarization?, and more…

In the News WILL Files Proposed Amicus Brief in Campaign Coordination Case, CRG v. GAB The amicus group WILL represents includes Wisconsin Family Action, a 501(c)(4) organization, Center for Competitive Politics, the nation’s largest organization dedicated solely to protecting First Amendment political rights, and the Hon. Bradley Smith, one of the nation’s foremost experts on election law and campaign […]

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Will: WILL Files Proposed Amicus Brief in Campaign Coordination Case, CRG v. GAB (In the News)

The amicus group WILL represents includes Wisconsin Family Action, a 501(c)(4) organization, Center for Competitive Politics, the nation’s largest organization dedicated solely to protecting First Amendment political rights, and the Hon. Bradley Smith, one of the nation’s foremost experts on election law and campaign finance.  Professor Smith, who is currently Visiting Copenhaver Chair of Law at West Virginia University, was nominated […]

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Media Watch: The Flash Flood of Misinformation Continues…

Last week, I was critical of a New York Times story that promoted the false impression that a majority of political advertising has been driven by so-called “Dark Money” organizations. That article, as I said at the time, “only compares ads run by ‘outside groups’– ignoring all spending by candidates, political action committees, and political […]

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Washington Post: Big spending by parties, independent groups drowns airwaves in negative attacks (In the News)

By Matea Gold  “The idea that campaigns are something solely to be hammered out between candidates and parties is very wrong,” said Bradley Smith, chairman of the Center for Competitive Politics, which supports loosening campaign finance restrictions. “There’s nothing wrong with the people saying, ‘We want this issue to be addressed.’ ”   Read more…

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Lawyer for Chisholm, election officials argues for secret filing (In the News)

By Patrick Marley Also Tuesday, former Federal Election Commission chairman Bradley Smith, the Center for Competitive Politics and Wisconsin Family Action asked to file a friend-of-the-court brief in the case siding with the group challenging the campaign finance laws. The center was founded by Smith and is dedicated to fighting campaign finance regulations; Wisconsin Family Action is a socially […]

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