Constitutional and Practical Issues with New Mexico Secretary of State Revised Proposed Rule 1.10.13 NMAC

VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL Hon. Maggie Toulouse Oliver, New Mexico Secretary of State Capitol Annex North 325 Don Gaspar Suite 300 Santa Fe, N.M. 87501 RE: Constitutional and Practical Issues with Revised Proposed Rule 1.10.13 NMAC Dear Secretary Toulouse Oliver: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics (“the Center”),[1] I respectfully submit these comments concerning […]

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Constitutional and Practical Issues with New Mexico Secretary of State Proposed Rule 1.10.13 NMAC

VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL Hon. Maggie Toulouse Oliver, New Mexico Secretary of State Capitol Annex North 325 Don Gaspar Suite 300 Santa Fe, N.M. 87501 RE: Constitutional and Practical Issues with Proposed Rule 1.10.13 NMAC Dear Secretary Toulouse Oliver: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics (“the Center”),[1] I respectfully submit the following comments on […]

Filed Under: Blog, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, Disclosure, Disclosure Comments, Disclosure State, External Relations Comments and Testimony, Issues, State, State Comments and Testimony, Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver, New Mexico

Statement of Tyler Martinez on D.C. Council’s B22-0192, the “Fair Elections Act of 2017”

PDF available here Statement of Tyler Martinez Attorney, Center for Competitive Politics B22-0192, the “Fair Elections Act of 2017” Before the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety Council of the District of Columbia June 29, 2017 Chairman Allen and members of the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety, on behalf of the Center […]

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The IRS recognizes that it needs different rules governing 501(c)(4) groups (Video)

Yesterday, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen announced[1] that the IRS will be pulling its controversial rule[2] expanding regulation of nonprofit social welfare organizations—commonly referred to as § 501(c)(4) groups. Such groups, like the NRA or the Sierra Club, often advocate for specific legislation and occasionally support or oppose candidates. The Center for Competitive Politics (“CCP”) criticized […]

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In the News: Washington Examiner: Supreme Court’s McCutcheon decision strengthens First Amendment rights

By Tyler Martinez A big part of politics is getting together with people who agree with you about government and want to do something about it. Maybe that’s one reason why the Democrats and Republicans are called “political parties.” A Supreme Court decision last week struck a big blow for your First Amendment right to get together with like-minded candidates. The case, McCutcheon […]

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Colorado’s Opportunity to Protect First Amendment Rights

May the government ban the publication of books if they contain only one sentence of express advocacy, such as “Vote for Smith”? At the oral argument for Citizens United v. FEC, the federal government argued that campaign finance laws could ban a corporation, presumably including book publishers, from producing a book with even one sentence […]

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