FEC v. Holmes: Plaintiffs’ Exhibit 2 (DC District Court)

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FEC v. Holmes: Plaintiffs’ Exhibit 1 (DC District Court)

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FEC v. Holmes: FEC Response to Plaintiffs’ Facts (DC District Court)

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FEC v. Holmes: FEC Opposition to Certification Brief (DC District Court)

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Daily Media Links 3/20: The IRS Gets Out the Vote, Clinton Charity Tapped Foreign Friends, Jeb Bush lawyer tries to stop radio ads touting Bush campaign, and more…

CCP The need to remember, and the passing of Curtis Gans  By Brad Smith I did not know Gans well but did have a few occasions to talk over the years. I first met him at a symposium at Franklin Pierce Law School in New Hampshire in 1996, when he was about the age I am now. […]

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Daily Media Links 3/19: IRS chief admits some tea party groups still waiting approval, Obama: Maybe it’s time for mandatory voting, and more…

CCP Constitutional and Practical Issues with Minnesota House File 2015  By Matt Nese Current Minnesota law defines such activity with the same precision employed by the Supreme Court in Buckley:  it requires actual “words or phrases of express advocacy.”[7] The amendment proposed in H.F. 2015 would greatly expand the law’s definition. Thus, rather than clarifying the law, it […]

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Constitutional and Practical Issues with Minnesota House File 2015

The Honorable Kurt Daudt The Honorable Paul Thissen Re:  Constitutional and Practical Issues with House File 2015 Dear Speaker Daudt, Minority Leader Thissen, 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 the […]

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Daily Media Links 3/18: The ‘Super PAC to End Super PACs’ Makes a Strategic Retreat, When It Pays to Pretend You’re Not Running for President, and more…

Independent Groups   More Soft Money Hard Law: “Drop-In” Issue Advocacy in Election Seasons and The Disclosure Alternatives By Bob Bauer Just before the turn of the year, the Tenth Circuit decided that Citizens United, the organization, was entitled to the Colorado campaign finance law’s press exemption and so was not required to file public financial reports when producing […]

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Increased Campaign Contribution Limits in the FY2015 Omnibus Appropriations Law: Frequently Asked Questions

This Congressional Research Service report, authored by R. Sam Garrett, provides brief answers to frequently asked questions about increased contribution limits on giving to national political party committees enacted and signed into law in December 2014 via the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015. The relevant language changes the amounts the two major […]

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Media Briefing: Eliminate Campaign Contribution Limits?

Alexandria, VA – The Associated Press reported yesterday that a member of Congress who is deciding whether to run for president indicated his support for eliminating contribution limits to candidates. Below is a backgrounder for interested parties in the media with the strongest arguments for eliminating contribution limits to candidates: I.         Contribution limits […]

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