Daily Media Links 9/23: Scott Walker’s Exit Shows Limits of ‘Super PAC’ Money Model, New emails show GAB assisting in John Doe defense after judge said stop, and more…

Event Heritage Foundation: Advocacy and the First Amendment: Should Nonprofits Disclose Their Donors? – 9/29/2015; 12:00 PM Critics of the current campaign process for state and federal offices are urging states and Congress to require nonprofit advocacy organizations to disclose the identity of their donors to the government, and thus the public, when they engage […]

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Daily Media Links 9/22: FEC Chair: Feds must help Americans make ‘thoughtful’ contributions, 5 Takeaways From Scott Walker’s Withdrawal, and more…

CCP Amending Maine’s ‘Clean’ Election Act Will Still Produce More Broken Promises for Mainers Brian Walsh Unfortunately, the reality in Maine and elsewhere is that such systems fail to deliver on the promise of diminishing corruption. According to research by the Center, we found that from 2001 to 2012, nearly $185,000 in tax dollars was […]

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Amending Maine’s ‘Clean’ Election Act Will Still Produce More Broken Promises for Mainers

Due to the efforts of proponents of tax-financed campaign schemes – sometimes euphemistically referred to as “clean elections” programs by their advocates – Maine residents will once again have the opportunity to cast a vote this November on how campaigns are regulated in their state. As reported by Paul Blumenthal in The Huffington Post, the […]

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Daily Media Links 9/21: How Funny or Die Is Changing Politics, Who’s behind those annoying political ads?, and more…

CCP CCP files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to take campaign finance case The Center for Competitive Politics today announced that it filed an amicus brief with the US Supreme Court in the case of Yamada v. Snipes. In the case, A-1 A-Lectrician, Inc., an electrical construction company, paid for newspaper advertisements and was required […]

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Daily Media Links 9/18: FEC also confused why a Ted Cruz super PAC is donating to Carly Fiorina, Parties and the Rethinking of Reform, and more…

CCP Amicus Brief: Yamada v. Snipes in Support of Petitioner While the public’s informational interest may sometimes justify some disclosure, it cannot justify the PAC regulations imposed here. Disclosure burdens applied against independent speakers may permissibly reveal information about the financial constituencies of candidates for office, i.e., information about who is doing the speaking and […]

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CCP files amicus brief urging Supreme Court to take campaign finance case

Alexandria, VA – The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP), America’s largest nonprofit dedicated solely to defending First Amendment rights to political speech and assembly, today announced that it filed an amicus brief with the US Supreme Court in the case of Yamada v. Snipes. In the case, A-1 A-Lectrician, Inc., an electrical construction company, paid for […]

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Amicus Brief: Yamada v. Snipes in Support of Petitioner

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Richmond Times-Dispatch: Unauthorized discussion of politicians strictly prohibited (In the News)

Barton Hinkle The most recent is Missouri. On Friday, the Missouri Ethics Commission fined Ron Calzone $1,000 for failing to register as a lobbyist and submit the required paperwork. The Ethics Commission justified this on the grounds that Calzone describes himself as a “citizen lobbyist.” He heads a group called Missouri First that tries to […]

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Washington Post: Will California guarantee the right to know the names of political donors? (In the News)

Matea Gold “I suspect there are a lot of people who would see it as an effort to go well beyond the traditional efforts of disclosure that would threaten people’s right to privacy, and that probably would spark some opposition,” said Bradley Smith, a former FEC commissioner and founder of the Center for Competitive Politics, […]

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Daily Media Links 9/17: Billionaire Koch brothers struggle to rein in GOP, Vet group hosting Trump lost nonprofit status, and more…

In the News Washington Post: Will California guarantee the right to know the names of political donors? Matea Gold “I suspect there are a lot of people who would see it as an effort to go well beyond the traditional efforts of disclosure that would threaten people’s right to privacy, and that probably would spark […]

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