CCP Presents Oral Arguments in Free Speech Case

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — CCP Legal Director Allen Dickerson will argue before the Colorado Supreme Court tomorrow, May 8, at 10:00am. The case is Coalition for Secular Government v. Gessler. The case stems from the activities of a Colorado non-profit, the Coalition of Secular Government (“CSG”), which promotes a secular understanding of individual rights, including freedom of […]

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CCP Study Used to Counter Public Financing Push in New York State

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — CCP President David Keating will testify this morning at a hearing of the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Elections seeking “to examine the abuses within New York City’s taxpayer funded political campaign system and the implications for state taxpayers if the system were to be expanded statewide.” CCP’s report “Clean Elections and […]

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CCP Harvard Business Law Review “Using the SEC to Regulate Partisan Politics”

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — CCP Founder and former FEC Chairman Brad Smith and CCP Legal Director Allen Dickerson currently have a paper up for review to be published in a forthcoming Harvard Business Law Review entitled “The Non-Expert Agency: Using the SEC to Regulate Partisan Politics.” Professor Stephen Bainbridge, William D. Warren Distinguished Professor of Law at the UCLA […]

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Brad Smith Discusses Future of FEC Tomorrow at GW

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) founder and chairman Brad Smith, a former Chairman of the Federal Election Commission (FEC), will be in Washington, D.C., tomorrow, Tuesday, April 30, at the George Washington University at 12:15 pm to discuss the future of the FEC (watch event live here). The discussion will be moderated by Melanie […]

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Wyden-Murkowski Bill: Vague, Over Broad, Speech Chilling

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) today released an analysis of the “Follow the Money Act of 2013” that was announced this week by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). The report says the bill would “radically expand the reach of government regulation on speech critical of elected officials and force […]

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New Website Debunks Corporate Political Spending Myths

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) unveiled a new website today dedicated to the facts surrounding activist investing and corporate political spending. The site, called ProxyFacts.org, is a compendium of information on the issue, and includes insight and analysis from experts such as CCP’s founder and former Federal Election Commission (FEC) Chairman Brad Smith, former […]

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ProxyFacts.org: Debunking Myths About Corporate Political Speech

A piece in The New York Times today called “S.E.C. Gets Plea: Force Companies to Disclose Donations” is a good place to begin discussion of why we decided to create a new website devoted entirely to addressing the facts surrounding activist investing and corporate political spending. The site, ProxyFacts.org, is a compendium of information on […]

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California Bill Mandating Nonprofit Disclosure Would Chill Speech

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Center for Competitive Politics’ External Relations Director Matt Nese filed comments this week on California Assembly Bill 45, currently being considered by the Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee. The bill, which introduces a new reporting regime for donors who contribute $250 or more to newly defined “multipurpose organizations,” is really, according to Nese, “another disclosure Trojan Horse that […]

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Statement on the Dangers of the Wyden-Murkowski Bill

ALEXANDRIA, Va— Today, Center for Competitive Politics Chairman Brad Smith, a former chairman of the Federal Election Commission, released the following statement reacting to a news conference to announce that there would be campaign finance legislation introduced by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska): “If the bill looks anything like what was outlined last December, it would strip Americans of vital privacy and associational rights and […]

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Smith on New York Reform in Real Clear Policy

CCP Chairman Brad Smith had a piece this weekend published in Real Clear Policy, part of the Real Clear Politics group of sites, titled, “Citizens United: It’s Not About Democrats.” In it, Smith takes on efforts in the State of New York (something we’ve addressed extensively, both  in blog posts and in reports detailing the corruption […]

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