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Judge Neil Gorsuch: Good Guys, Bad Guys, the Media, and the First Amendment

Hon. Neil Gorsuch United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (2006-Present) This post examines four opinions Judge Neil Gorsuch wrote or joined concerning media freedoms under the First Amendment. These cases made either defamation or invasion of privacy claims or both.[1] (For our previous analysis of Judge Gorsuch’s views on free speech, please […]

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Comments to FEC Regarding Notice 2016-11: Rulemaking Petition: Political Party Rules

VIA ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION SYSTEM Federal Election Commission Attn.: Mr. Neven F. Stipanovic Acting Assistant General Counsel Federal Election Commission 999 E Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20463 RE: Notice 2016-11: Rulemaking Petition: Political Party Rules Dear Mr. Stipanovic: The Center for Competitive Politics (the “Center” or “CCP”),[1] respectfully submits these comments in response to Notice 2016-11.[2] […]

Filed Under: Blog, Contribution Limits, Contribution Limits Comments, Contribution Limits Federal, External Relations Comments and Testimony, Federal, Federal Comments and Testimony, coordination, FEC, federal election commission, Owen Yeates, State Political Parties

Comments to FEC Regarding Notice 2016-10: Rulemaking Petition: Implementing the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015

VIA ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION SYSTEM Federal Election Commission Attn.: Mr. Neven F. Stipanovic Acting Assistant General Counsel Federal Election Commission 999 E Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20463 RE: Notice 2016-10: Rulemaking Petition: Implementing the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 Dear Mr. Stipanovic: The Center for Competitive Politics (“the Center”)[1] respectfully submits these comments in […]

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More on Judge Thomas Hardiman’s Views on Free Speech

Hon. Thomas Hardiman United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (2007-Present); United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania (2003-2007) This post explores two additional cases involving Judge Hardiman of the Third Circuit. (For our first post analyzing Judge Hardiman’s record on free speech, click here.) Judge Hardiman joined an opinion […]

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Judge Raymond Kethledge Applies Careful Scrutiny in Striking Contribution Ban, But Waves Through a Law Targeting a Union

Hon. Raymond Kethledge United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (2008-Present) We found six cases where Judge Kethledge wrote or joined an opinion related to First Amendment free speech rights. I have ranked them according to my view of the relative importance of each opinion. The first three cases are important, and roughly […]

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More on Judge Diane Sykes: Despite Strong Pro-Free Speech Rulings, Two Cases Where She Upheld Restrictions

Hon. Diane Sykes United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (2004-Present); Wisconsin Supreme Court (1999-2004); Milwaukee County Circuit Court (1992-1999) This post is the last in a series exploring the free speech views of Judge Diane Sykes. (Part 1 is here, and part 2 is here.) This post explores two decisions Sykes joined […]

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More on Judge Diane Sykes: From Backpage’s Adult Ads to Anti-Gay Protests, a Strong Defense of Free Speech

Hon. Diane Sykes United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (2004-Present); Wisconsin Supreme Court (1999-2004); Milwaukee County Circuit Court (1992-1999) This post is the second in a series exploring the free speech views of Judge Diane Sykes.[1] Our first post exploring Judge Sykes’ views on free speech can be found here. In this […]

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Trump Down to Three on Supreme Court…Where Do They Stand on Free Speech?

Alexandria, VA – The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP), America’s largest nonprofit defending First Amendment political speech rights, has published detailed analyses on the three leading picks to be the next Supreme Court justice, as reported Tuesday by Politico. To read CCP’s analyses on the potential nominees’ records on free speech rights, click below: Tenth […]

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Opinion by Judge Diane Sykes in Barland II “One of the Strongest, Pro-Free Speech Circuit Opinions Post-Citizens United”

Hon. Diane Sykes United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (2004-Present); Wisconsin Supreme Court (1999-2004); Milwaukee County Circuit Court (1992-1999) Using our screen to find cases, and adding other cases that have come to our attention, Judge Sykes wrote or joined a number of opinions in cases that raised significant First Amendment free […]

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Ten Amicus Briefs Urge Supreme Court to Hear Full Arguments in Free Speech and Donor Privacy Case

Alexandria, VA – Ten amicus briefs, including briefs from U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and multiple well-known national groups, urge the U.S. Supreme Court to hear full arguments in a free speech case implicating important issues of donor privacy, Independence Institute v. FEC. Under federal campaign finance laws, the Supreme Court must rule on […]

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