Bond Buyer: SEC OKs Pay-to-Play Rules For Muni Advisors; Legal Challenge Possible (In the News)

Jack Casey The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved changes to the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board Rule G-37 that would prevent non-dealer municipal advisors from engaging in pay-to-pay practices. The approval, announced by the MSRB on Wednesday, raises the possibility of a legal challenge over the rule’s constitutionality… Despite approval from the SEC, the rule […]

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Citizen Jeff: Sanders Facing Attack By unPAC USA (In the News)

Jeff Norman The notion of limiting what can be spent on influence is preposterous and infeasible in so many ways that the average person, who hasn’t given the issue a lot of thought, is unlikely to grasp. So unPAC USA will gradually create and disseminate easily-digested content in all forms until an extensive, comprehensible and […]

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The Hill: The future of politics and regulation (In the News)

Paul Jossey In 1964 the Supreme Court declared “a profound national commitment to the principle that debate on public issues should be uninhibited, robust, and wide-open, and that it may well include vehement, caustic, and sometimes unpleasantly sharp attacks…” The Internet fulfills that commitment in ways the Court could never imagine. And it will continue […]

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Daily Media Links 2/18: Big-money liberals vow to back Bernie whether he likes it or not, Justice Scalia and Campaign Finance: A Puzzle, and more…

In the News The Hill: The future of politics and regulation Paul Jossey In 1964 the Supreme Court declared “a profound national commitment to the principle that debate on public issues should be uninhibited, robust, and wide-open, and that it may well include vehement, caustic, and sometimes unpleasantly sharp attacks…” The Internet fulfills that commitment […]

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Daily Media Links 2/17: Bork to the Future, ‘Not My Money’: Hillary and Bernie Distance Themselves from Supportive Super PACs, and more…

Supreme Court Wall Street Journal: Bork to the Future James Taranto So: Senate Democrats tried to filibuster a Supreme Court nominee in 1967, applied ideological tests against plainly qualified nominees starting in 1971, both used and abolished the filibuster against lower-court nominees when it suited their purposes, and argued nine years ago for reversing “the […]

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New York Daily News: Foes of free speech: New York State’s ethics commission adds insult to the injury of a terrible lobbying rule (In the News)

Editorial Board While wildly overreaching with a regulation that crimps speech protected by the First Amendment, New York State’s ethics commission is conducting invitation-only seminars on new lobbying protocols with lobbyists. The Joint Commission on Public Ethics had no room for the public to see how it expects those who pressure government to behave in […]

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Significant Constitutional and Practical Issues with New Mexico Senate Bill 11

The Honorable Mary Kay Papen The Honorable Stuart Ingle Re: Significant Constitutional and Practical Issues with Senate Bill 11 Dear President Pro Tempore Papen, Minority Floor Leader Ingle, and members of the Senate: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics, I respectfully submit the following comments on constitutional and practical issues with portions of […]

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Daily Media Links 2/16: Progressives’ anti-free speech itch, The Supreme Court After Scalia, and more…

CCP We give Fact Checker one-half Pinocchio: Super PACs and our complex campaign finance system Brad Smith Back when I was serving as Chairman of the Federal Election Commission, I met with a delegation of officials from China. Since they spoke little English, we conversed through an interpreter. They were full of questions about campaign […]

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Daily Media Links 2/15: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Dies at 79

In Memoriam: Justice Antonin Scalia Wall Street Journal: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Dies at 79 Jess Bravin Justice Antonin Scalia, who during three decades on the Supreme Court invigorated conservative jurisprudence and revived a focus on the Constitution’s original meaning, was found dead Saturday. Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara told Texas broadcasting station WFAA […]

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Daily Media Links 2/12: Washington’s culture of corruption rots on, Donald Trump and Citizens United: A Modest Proposal, and more…

In the News Newsweek: Blame Me for the Explosion In Super-PAC Ads David Keating Money isn’t speech and neither Citizens United nor SpeechNow says it is. But what money allows people is to communicate to voters. To take one example, how can one run a newspaper ad without paying the newspaper for it? If Congress […]

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