Daily Media Links 7/18: Lawmakers launch assault on campaign finance law, Pence Isn’t Going to Solve Trump’s Money Problems, and more…

In the News Salt Lake Tribune: Utah gives in to First Amendment lawsuit Christopher Smart Allen Dickerson, an attorney for the Center for Competitive Politics, which represented the plaintiffs, warned the law would have a chilling effect on constitutionally protected speech. “Utah’s law is so overbroad that our clients were concerned that participating in any […]

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Deseret News: Utah agrees not to enforce parts of political disclosure law (In the News)

Associated Press The Utah Attorney General’s Office said in a settlement Wednesday that organizations will have to report donations from political advocacy groups, but requiring more disclosure would be unconstitutional. The settlement comes after three nonprofits challenged the law, saying forcing them to reveal donors violates their freedom of speech. Groups like the Utah Taxpayers […]

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Daily Media Links 7/15: DNC host committee goes to court to keep its fund-raising under wraps, Donald Trump is crashing the system. Journalists need to build a new one., and more…

In the News Deseret News: Utah agrees not to enforce parts of political disclosure law Associated Press The Utah Attorney General’s Office said in a settlement Wednesday that organizations will have to report donations from political advocacy groups, but requiring more disclosure would be unconstitutional. The settlement comes after three nonprofits challenged the law, saying […]

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Utah settles lawsuit, concedes First Amendment violation

Alexandria, VA – In an agreement approved by a federal judge this afternoon, Utah agreed not to enforce a state campaign finance law that violated the First Amendment. The complex law required nonprofit advocacy groups to register with the state and publicly report their supporters’ private information, threatening donations to those organizations. The agreement, known […]

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Daily Media Links 7/14: Three Nonprofits, Former Koch Brothers’ Associates, Fined by F.E.C., Bernie’s Fundraising Was Revolutionary. How He Spent His Money Was Not., and more…

FEC New York Times: Three Nonprofits, Former Koch Brothers’ Associates, Fined by F.E.C. Nicholas Confessore The Federal Election Commission fined three nonprofit groups formerly connected with the political network overseen by the brothers Charles G. Koch and David H. Koch, according to documents released by a liberal watchdog group on Wednesday, a rare intervention by […]

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Daily Media Links 7/13: Senate Democrats Seek to Criminalize First Amendment–Protected Speech, Many Voters Think They’ve Seen Trump Ads On TV — But He Hasn’t Run Any, and more…

CCP Senate’s Attacks on Dissent Continue Luke Wachob Setting aside the (im)propriety of such a resolution, it’s interesting to consider how campaign finance and tax law impact this debate. In picking a fight with nonprofits, Senators have chosen targets that have a hand tied behind their back. Tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations, many of which are scheduled […]

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Library of Law and Liberty: Criminalizing Politics (In the News)

Bradley A. Smith Americans are rhetorically in love with the idea of “transparency,” but Strassel shows that whether the next President is Mr. Trump or Ms. Clinton, it is mandatory disclosure that makes the intimidation game work. That is how the government and its private sector allies know who to target. Originally intended to help […]

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Bloomberg BNA: Super PAC Spending Becoming More Bipartisan (In the News)

Llewellyn Hinkes-Jones Groups simultaneously funding Republican and Democratic super political action committees are becoming increasingly common, a Bloomberg BNA analysis of Federal Election Commission reports has found. Rather than giving to support a single candidate, issue or party, more donors are giving to support both sides of the aisle through outside spending… But, David Keating, […]

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Daily Media Links 7/12: Dems Assigned Conservative Groups to Attack on Senate Floor, Bernie Sanders Is Still Raising Too Much Money, and more…

In the News Library of Law and Liberty: Criminalizing Politics Bradley A. Smith Americans are rhetorically in love with the idea of “transparency,” but Strassel shows that whether the next President is Mr. Trump or Ms. Clinton, it is mandatory disclosure that makes the intimidation game work. That is how the government and its private […]

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Washington Post: The man who helped create super PACs says they’re here to stay (In the News)

Matea Gold Conservative activist David Keating, who launched the case that created super PACs, is not concerned a new legal effort will succeed in shutting down the big-money groups. “I think they’re here to stay, because it’s basically Americans getting together and speaking about the government,” Keating said. Super PACs are the product of SpeechNow.org […]

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