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Dickerson, Backer, Barr: Triumvirate of Free-Speech Advocacy

CPAC 2103 started today, Thursday, March 14, at the Gaylord National Hotel at the National Waterfront in Prince George’s County, Md. CCP Legal Director Allen Dickerson was a member of one of the first panels of the day, appropriately titled “What’s Up with Campaign Finance,”  along with attorneys Dan Backer of DB Capitol Strategies and […]

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Who’s the reformer here?

Looks like Montana is following a Federal Lead in taking another look at contribution limits. On Monday, the House approved a bill to increase contributions to candidates. The House, on a mostly party line vote Monday, approved a major Republican bill to overhaul Montana campaign-finance laws by increasing the amount of allowable contributions made directly to […]

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Dickerson Argues LNC v. FEC Monday Morning

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 […]

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Smith on HuffPost Live Debating Wertheimer on Election Law Revolution

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.

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Supreme Court to Decide Aggregate Limits Case

Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Aggregate Limit ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Supreme Court today announced that it would hear McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission,challenging the constitutionality of federal law that limits the aggregate amount of money individuals may contribute to candidates, parties, and PACs. The case does not challenge the limits on contributions to any single candidate or committee. […]

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In the News: Wall Street Journal: A Supreme Opportunity to Build on Citizens United

A Supreme Opportunity to Build on Citizens United By Bradley A. Smith With these rulings, despite alarmist warnings about their consequences, voter turnout has increased, more races have been competitive, presidential nominating contests have not ended with the New Hampshire primary, and the electorate has had one of the most sustained debates about the role […]

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Getting out of a self-dug hole

Since the Citizens United and SpeechNow decisions, politicians and political parties have struggled under self-imposed campaign finance laws that once gave them total dominance over the political sphere.  Although lauded as anti-corruption measures, strict campaign finance laws mainly prevented political insurgents from gaining enough of a voice to seriously challenge incumbents. Without a corruption nexus […]

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