Comments to Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission Regarding Revised Draft Rules; Ariz. Admin. Code R2-20-109(F)

BY EMAIL ([email protected]) Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission Attn. Alec Shaffer 1616 W. Adams, Suite 110 Phoenix, AZ 85007 Re:      Comments regarding revised draft rules; Ariz. Admin. Code R2-20-109(F) Dear Commissioners: The Center for Competitive Politics (“CCP”) submits these comments in response to the revised draft rules that the Commission proposed at its July 23 […]

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Daily Media Links 8/18: Court’s Free-Speech Expansion Has Far-Reaching Consequences, The Myths of the Campaign Advertising Air War, and more…

CCP Holmes v. FEC: Opening Brief for Plaintiffs-Appellants Consider two individuals, Adam and Briana, who each seek to contribute in a Congressional election. Adam supports the incumbent, who faces no primary challenger, and Briana does not. Adam gives $5,200 before the primary election to the unchallenged incumbent, earmarking $2,600 for the primary and $2,600 for […]

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Holmes v. FEC: Opening Brief for Plaintiffs-Appellants

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American Thinker: Kamala Harris, Dem Rising Star, Goes for the Jugular on Conservative Nonprofits (In the News)

Mark J. Fitzgibbons As or even more importantly, what Harris is doing flies in the face of the 1958 landmark Supreme Court decision in NAACP v. Alabama. That case held that membership lists are protected by the First Amendment from demands of states and their attorneys general. The petition for the court to hear this […]

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Daily Media Links 8/17: The Strangest Campaign Pledge, John Doe reform bill starts to move again, and more…

In the News American Thinker: Kamala Harris, Dem Rising Star, Goes for the Jugular on Conservative Nonprofits Mark J. Fitzgibbons As or even more importantly, what Harris is doing flies in the face of the 1958 landmark Supreme Court decision in NAACP v. Alabama. That case held that membership lists are protected by the First […]

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The False Heroics of False Statement Laws

When someone suggests prohibiting ‘false statements’ in campaigns, your gut reaction might be to nod your head in agreement. This might come from a belief that people shouldn’t make unkind comments or unfairly criticize candidates. Or, you may think such a ban would promote better-informed voters by preventing the spread of misinformation. While some would […]

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Wilmington News Journal: Donors are part of election system (In the News)

Editorial We think it is a good law. So did the U.S. Court of Appeals. Now the Center for Competitive Politics, representing Delaware Strong Families, says it will appeal that decision to the U.S. Supreme Court. Delaware Strong Families issues candidate ratings and appraises their performance, potential, etc. The group, however, believes it should not […]

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Delmarva Public Radio: High Court Could Hear Challenge to Delaware’s Election Disclosure Law (In the News)

Don Rush The Washington-based Center for Competitive Politics says it intends to appeal a decision that the Delaware disclosure law is constitutional in a lawsuit brought by the conservative group Delaware Strong Families. Before the law, organizations would only have to give up their donors if they directly supported or opposed a candidate. Delaware Strong […]

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Daily Media Links 8/14: Lerner slammed ‘evil and dishonest’ GOP inquisitors, More Money, More Democracy, and more…

In the News Delmarva Public Radio: High Court Could Hear Challenge to Delaware’s Election Disclosure Law Don Rush The Washington-based Center for Competitive Politics says it intends to appeal a decision that the Delaware disclosure law is constitutional in a lawsuit brought by the conservative group Delaware Strong Families. Before the law, organizations would only […]

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Wilmington News Journal: Delaware election law could head to U.S. Supreme Court (In the News)

Jon Offredo Delaware’s Elections Disclosure Act, passed in 2012 and enacted in 2013, requires third-party groups and individuals to disclose their donors to the state elections commissioner if they publish advertisements or other communications that refer to a candidate in an upcoming election. Previously, only groups that directly advocated for or against a candidate were […]

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