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Senate Battle Over FEC Nominee May Hamper Agency’s Ability to Act

CCP chairman Bradley Smith is featured prominently in a Washington Post article today detailing the Senate stalemate in confirming nominees to the Federal Election Commission.

In the article, Smith observes that the FEC will be immobilized if no action is taken before the Senate recess.

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The Stephen Colbert Candidacy

The debate over the potential application of campaign finance laws to the "candidacy" of Stephen Colbert continues to make headlines.

Click the headline to read CCP chairman Bradley Smith’s thoughts on the issue.

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The Best Laid Plans of Roberts and the Regulators

One of the few certainties in everyday life, both inside and outside the Beltway, is that our best-intentioned efforts rarely ever generate the exact outcome we hope for and, more often than not, trigger unintended consequences.  Case in point: the regulatory aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision in Federal Election Commission v. Wisconsin Right to Life

 

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So which is it?

Public Citizen proudly issued a press release today praising a New York Supreme Court justice’s ruling not to expose the identity of an anonymous blogger.

Ironically, earlier this year Public Citizen strongly advocated for the forced disclosure of contributors to grassroots organizations.

Maybe anonymous speech isn’t so bad after all?

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Congress moves to abolish the Federal Election Commission!

CCP chairman Bradley Smith has a blog post over at RedState titled "Congress moves to abolish the Federal Election Commission!"

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Hillary and McCain-Feingold

On Friday the Wall Street Journal published an enlightening piece that highlights how "campaign finance restrictions create incentives for corruption."

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“McCain-Feingold in the Ivory Tower”

George Will penned a new column detailing Aaron Flint’s challenge to a rule at the University of Montana at Missoula that limits candidates for student office to spending $100 on their campaigns.

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Disclosure isn’t for everyone

Think that all candidates are required by law to disclose the contributors to their campaign? Think again.

The campaign of a city council candidate in Miami reminds us that not all candidates are subject to disclosure requirements. And for good reason.

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“Subversive” Verse: A Reply to Bauer; and Why 2008 May Look Like 2004

Bob Bauer uses verse to have the last word on the FEC’s rulemaking on electioneering communications.

Bauer’s advice seems so sagacious and dispassionate that it is easy to forget that he and his colleagues filed comments on behalf of clients in the FEC’s rulemaking.

Click on the headline to find out who these clients are, and why 2008 may look a lot like 2004.

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About that engagement ring…

You always hear that political connections run deep in Washington.  But until the recently enacted lobbying and ethics regulations we had no idea just how close these ties ran!

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