In the News: Syracuse Post-Standard (LTE): Political lawn sign restrictions are too much of a burden

By Nancy Durkin To the Editor: David Rubin’s action against the town of Manlius and the town’s Supervisor is very interesting to watch unfold. For those of us who live in Manlius the mountain of regulation around political signage takes awhile to learn. There are town and village regulations and they are not the same. […]

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In the News: John Bachelor Show: IRS Tales: Bradley Smith

By John Bachelor … Bradley Smith, former chairman Federal Election Commission, chairman of the Center for Competitive Politics, in re, What of 501(c)3, 501(c)4, 527? Listen to the Interview…

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In the News: Syracuse Post-Standard: Political signs are free speech, not a blight on suburban lawns

By Editorial Board While many consider political signs ugly and annoying, they are free speech at its purest. In case after case, courts have struck down efforts to limit this most basic form of political speech. In 1994, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in City of Ladue et al. v. Gilleo that curbs on […]

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In the News: Fox News: IRS targeting: Part of long-time assault on conservatives

By Fox News One former FEC chair [and current chairman of the Center for Competitive Politics] argues the IRS scandal reflects a long-term assault on First Amendment rights, especially those of conservative groups. Watch the video…

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In the News: More Soft Money Hard Law: Levitt, Smith, and the Possibilities in Discussion

By Bob Bauer Justin Levitt and Brad Smith are each top-flight thinkers about campaign finance who bring very different perspectives to issues in their field. Now a Professor at Loyola, Justin’s affiliations have included the Brennan Center for Justice. Brad, a Professor at Capital University Law School, founded and chairs his own Center, (the Center of […]

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In the News: Politico Influence: Big Q2 spenders: Defense flat – White House hosts global investment forum – Nelson joins Dentons – Al Jazeera, a hot potato client?

By Byron Tau & Anna Palmer GROUP PUSHES SCOTUS ON LOBBYIST CONVICTION: The conservative group Center for Competitive Politics is asking the Supreme Court to hear former lobbyist Kevin Ring’s appeal on corruption and honest services wire fraud charges. Ring was a former lobbyist for Jack Abramoff at Greenberg Traurig and later at Barnes & Thornburg. […]

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