ALEXANDRIA, Va. — CCP Legal Director Allen Dickerson will argue Monday morning, 9:30 am, in the case of Libertarian National Committee (LNC) v. FEC. The hearing will be before Judge Robert L. Wilkins of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The case argues that bequests should not be subject to the same restrictions as contributions from living individuals. The case was filed in 2011 and concerned the [...]
In case you missed it, CCP Founder Brad Smith was on Huffington Post Live yesterday debating the Election Law Revolution happening in the wake of Citizens United as the Supreme Court decides to hear McCutcheon v. FEC. Smith is debating Democracy 21′s Fred Wertheimer and Huffington Post’s own Paul Blumenthal. Watch the video below.
Well this is certainly an interesting development. David Axelrod, the former top political adviser to President Barack Obama, called for the end of candidate contribution limits as a way to wrest control of elections from the less accountable super PACs and other groups that have proliferated since the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling. It’s [...]
CCP President David Keating will be on Fox News “Power Play with Chris Stirewalt at 11:45 am this morning discussing the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the McCutcheon case. Be sure to check the video out online.
Plan for State to Police Speech Could be Costly, Unconstitutional ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Matt Nese, CCP’s Director of External Relations, in comments to Montana’s Senate Judiciary Committee on H.B. 129, warned that the proposal “would set a dangerous precedent allowing the government itself to define the truth or falsity of campaign speech.” The legislation seeks to amend the state’s law [...]
CCP Submits Comments on FEC Rulemaking on Limited Liability Partnerships [cid:5B65BA15-EBA6-427F-B6AF-E513DF83706B] ALEXANDRIA, Va. – CCP Legal Director Allen Dickerson submitted comments today on the Federal Election Commission’s (FEC) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 12-80: Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs). Currently, if an LLP makes a contribution, that contribution counts against the individual limits of the LLP’s partners. The [...]
CCP Founder and Former Chair of the Federal Election Commission Bradley Smith has penned a fascinating review of Ohio State University Associate Professor Paula Baker’s book, “Curbing Campaign Cash” for the Library of Law & Liberty. Entitled The Campaign Finance Merry-Go-Round, Smith’s piece deconstructs the focus of Baker’s book, namely the race between Henry Ford [...]
CCP Director of External Relations, Matt Nese, submitted comments yesterday to members of Nebraska’sGovernment, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee on Legislative Bill 79, which repeals the now unconstitutional Campaign Finance Limitation Act, but troublesomely lowers reporting thresholds for campaign contributions and expenditures from the existing threshold of $250 to $100. The Committee is expected to vote on the bill in the next week. While commending the Legislature for repealing the now-unconstitutional Campaign Finance Limitation Act, [...]