Wall Street Journal: Not Even Reformers Can Follow Campaign-Finance Law (In the News)

By Scott Blackburn ‘Embrace the Irony.” That’s the slogan of Mayday PAC, the self-described “Super PAC to end all Super PACs” and brainchild of Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig. But there is unintended irony as well. Mayday PAC, which supports more campaign-finance regulations, repeatedly violated existing campaign-finance laws.  In a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission in late November, […]

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Daily Media Links 1/6: Double Dip: How Rand Paul Can Legally Tap His Biggest Donors Twice, Jeb Bush fundraising apparatus ready for takeoff, and more…

In the News Wall Street Journal: Not Even Reformers Can Follow Campaign-Finance Law  By Scott Blackburn ‘Embrace the Irony.” That’s the slogan of Mayday PAC, the self-described “Super PAC to end all Super PACs” and brainchild of Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig. But there is unintended irony as well. Mayday PAC, which supports more campaign-finance regulations, repeatedly violated existing […]

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CCP v. Harris: Ninth Circuit Injunction Pending Appeal

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The Hill: Firms skirting ‘pay-to-play’ prohibitions, advocates say (In the News)

By Lydia Wheeler Keating, of the Center for Competitive Politics, said it is a dangerous concept when people say the government should be in charge of who can say what when.   He said Congress could pass legislation to reward and protect whistleblowers, if it wants to protect against corruption. But new restrictions on independent spending would be misplaced, […]

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Bloomberg: For the Wealthiest Political Donors, It Was a Very Good Year (Except Sheldon Adelson) (In the News)

By Annie Linskey and Julie Bykowicz David Keating, president of the Center for Competitive Politics, a group that argues the limits on political spending are arbitrary, sees it differently. “Big money in politics can actually make the electorate better informed,” he said. Besides, he added, there are enough billionaires to go around. For example, “you’ve […]

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Daily Media Links 1/5: Online Political Opinions Don’t Need Regulating, Q&A With the 2014 Elections Chief, and more…

In the News  Bloomberg: For the Wealthiest Political Donors, It Was a Very Good Year  (Except Sheldon Adelson) By Annie Linskey and Julie Bykowicz David Keating, president of the Center for Competitive Politics, a group that argues the limits on political spending are arbitrary, sees it differently. “Big money in politics can actually make the […]

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CCP v. Harris: Urgent Motion: Plaintiff’s Reply to Defendant’s Opposition to Urgent Motion

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