Contribution Limits State

Amending the First Amendment: The Udall Proposal is Poorly Drafted, Intellectually Unserious, and Extremely Dangerous to Free Speech

The Senate Judiciary Committee will soon hold a hearing on S.J. Res. 19, a constitutional amendment to restrict First Amendment rights proposed by Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and sponsored by 41 other senators. Senate Democratic leaders have indicated they plan to bring the measure to a vote on the Senate floor. This analysis examines the […]

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Newsday: State: No limit on individual political donations (In the News)

By Michael Gormley The Board of Elections in a closed-door session concluded the state cap is “unenforceable,” said board spokesman John Conklin. The board Thursday decided the state’s limit can’t be enforced after federal court decisions following the 2010 Citizens United decision, in which the U.S. Supreme Court allowed corporations and other interests a freer hand in […]

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The Hartford Guardian: CT Ends Contribution Cap After Court Decision (In the News)

From the Hartford Guardian: The Center for Competitive Politics has urged Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to respond quickly to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in McCutcheon v. FEC, a ruling that ensures that Connecticut does not continue to violate its citizens’ First Amendment rights. In McCutcheon, the Court ruled that citizens could not be limited in how much they spend overall on contributions to political candidates, parties and PACs […]

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Constitutional and Practical Issues with Minnesota Senate File 2099

The Honorable Paul Thissen The Honorable Kurt Daudt Re:  Constitutional and Practical Issues with Senate File 2099 Dear Speaker Thissen, Minority Leader Daudt, and Members of the House: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics, I am writing you today to respectfully submit the following comments regarding serious constitutional and practical issues within the […]

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Legislative Review: 2013 State Legislative Trends – Campaign Contribution Limits Increase in Nine States

As this Legislative Review explains, a Center for Competitive Politics’ survey of 2013 state legislative activity shows that nine states – Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Wyoming – raised or eliminated various campaign contribution limits last year. Five states increased their limits by 100% or more, two more increased their […]

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Wyoming Tribune Eagle: Groups seek to overturn Wyo. campaign finance law (In the News)

By Trevor Brown The Center for Competitive Politics, a Virginia-based group that advocates for free political speech, recently made this point in a letter sent to Gov. Matt Mead and other state officials. “To ensure compliance with the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, Wyoming should repeal its law as soon as possible,” the […]

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Wyoming Aggregate Limit Statute Likely Unconstitutional under McCutcheon

Re:  Wyoming Aggregate Limit Statute Likely Unconstitutional under McCutcheon Dear Governor Mead: With the 2014 elections rapidly approaching, we urge you to take quick action to respond to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in McCutcheon v. FEC,[1] in order to ensure that Wyoming does not continue to violate its citizens’ First Amendment rights. In that […]

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Group urges District of Columbia to implement Supreme Court decision in contribution limits case.

For Release: May 1, 2014    Contact: Joe Trotter    Phone: 210-352-0055 (Cell) Alexandria, Va. — A First Amendment advocacy group today urged the mayor, Attorney General, and other District of Columbia officials to repeal the District’s aggregate campaign contribution limit law and halt its enforcement because the law is likely unconstitutional following the Supreme Court’s […]

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D.C. Aggregate Limit Statute Likely Unconstitutional under McCutcheon

Re:  D.C. Aggregate Limit Statute Likely Unconstitutional under McCutcheon The Honorable Vincent C. Gray Executive Office of the Mayor 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 316 Washington, D.C. 20004 Dear Mayor Gray: With the 2014 elections rapidly approaching, we urge you to take quick action to respond to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in McCutcheon v. […]

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New York Aggregate Limit Statute Likely Unconstitutional under McCutcheon

The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo Governor of New York State NYS State Capitol Building Albany, NY 12224 Re:  New York Aggregate Limit Statute Likely Unconstitutional under McCutcheon Dear Governor Cuomo: With the 2014 elections rapidly approaching, we urge you to take quick action to respond to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in McCutcheon v. FEC,[1] […]

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