Pro Publica: New IRS Rules on Dark Money Likely Won’t Be Ready Before 2016 Election (In the News)

By Theodoric Meyer David Keating, president of the Center for Competitive Politics, which has called for less restrictive campaign finance regulations, said he doubted the rules would significantly affect the social welfare nonprofits that spend the most on elections, such as Crossroads GPS on the right and Patriot Majority USA on the left. “For the people who […]

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Daily Media Links 2/27: From IRS: ‘Death by delay’, New Charges for Group That Disrupted Supreme Court, The resurrection of Eric Cantor, and more…

In the News Pro Publica: New IRS Rules on Dark Money Likely Won’t Be Ready Before 2016 Election  By Theodoric Meyer David Keating, president of the Center for Competitive Politics, which has called for less restrictive campaign finance regulations, said he doubted the rules would significantly affect the social welfare nonprofits that spend the most on […]

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Brennan Center: Do Even the Koch Brothers Deserve Some Privacy? (In the News)

By Ciara Torres-Spelliscy The Protect Marriage case may not resolve the issue in CCP and APF cases since ProtectMarriage is about campaign spending in a ballot initiative and at least from the outside, there does not appear to be an allegation of political spending by either group, which is consistent with CCP’s and APF’s 501(c)(3) tax status, which bars both […]

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Daily Media Links 2/26: Lois Lerner Received $129K in Bonuses, Senators Are Announcing Retirements Earlier. Fund-Raising Plays a Big Role, and more…

In the News Brennan Center: Do Even the Koch Brothers Deserve Some Privacy?  By Ciara Torres-Spelliscy The Protect Marriage case may not resolve the issue in CCP and APF cases since ProtectMarriage is about campaign spending in a ballot initiative and at least from the outside, there does not appear to be an allegation of political spending by either […]

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Daily Media Links 2/25: Campaign Finance Lawsuit Unites Conservatives And Liberals — Up To A Point, Hillary’s State Department OK’d Bill’s big-money speeches, and more…

CCP Constitutional and Practical Issues with Arkansas House Bill 1425  By Matt Nese If House Bill 1425 becomes law as written, there is a high likelihood that the law will be found unconstitutional if challenged in court. Any potential legal action will cost the state a great deal of money defending the case, and will distract the […]

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Libertarianism.org: What Makes a Fair Election? (Audio) (In the News)

Featuring Allen Dickerson, Aaron Ross Powell, and Trevor Burrus Allen Dickerson joins us to talk about First Amendment rights when it comes to funding campaigns. What does it mean to have an undue influence on an election?   Listen…

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Daily Media Links 2/24: Internet Freedom Works, Teachers’ Unions’ Campaign Finance Problem, A New Agenda for Political Reform, and more…

In the News  Libertarianism.org: What Makes a Fair Election?  Featuring Allen Dickerson, Aaron Ross Powell, and Trevor Burrus Allen Dickerson joins us to talk about First Amendment rights when it comes to funding campaigns. What does it mean to have an undue influence on an election?   Listen…   CCP  Practical Issues with Utah House […]

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Constitutional and Practical Issues with Arkansas House Bill 1425

The Honorable Jeremy Gillam The Honorable Eddie L. Armstrong Re:  Constitutional and Practical Issues with House Bill 1425 Dear Speaker Gillam, Minority Leader Armstrong, and members of the House: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics, I am writing you today to respectfully submit the following comments regarding the constitutional and practical impact of […]

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Practical Issues with Utah House Bill 60

The Honorable Jack R. Draxler The Honorable Bradley M. Daw Re:  Practical Issues with House Bill 60 Dear Chair Draxler, Vice Chair Daw, and members of the House Government Operations Committee: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics, I am writing you today to respectfully submit the following comments regarding the practical impact of […]

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Wisconsin Reporter: Conservative groups ask U.S. Supreme Court to defend rights of John Doe targets (In the News)

By M.D. Kittle MADISON, Wis. — The John Doe investigation into dozens of conservative groups and Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign is “sinister,” causing “irreparable harm,” even to those right-of-center organizations not targeted in the secret probe. That’s the assessment of the Wisconsin-based John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy in a motion filed Friday in U.S. Supreme Court. MacIver is requesting to […]

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