Newsroom Ex-N.J. Govs. Tom Kean and Christie Whitman: Big money poisoning politics (In the News)

Jonathan D. Salant Opponents of efforts to regulate political spending said the politicians are the ones who benefit by campaign finance restrictions. “The ‘Reformers’ are a who’s who of Washington insiders, lobbyists and power brokers, exactly the type of people who benefit most from limiting other people’s ability to speak and criticize government,” said David […]

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More Soft Money Hard Law: Disclosure Wars (In the News)

Bob Bauer Sometimes those who disagree about campaign finance are almost deliberately talking past each other, dreading any concessions because, they think, to give an inch is to surrender a mile.  This seems increasingly the case in arguments about disclosure and a good example are the opposing reactions to the Supreme Court’s recent decision to […]

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Washington Free Beacon: Lawsuit: Regulators Revealed Donor Names of Thousands of Nonprofits (In the News)

Lachlan Markay California regulators posted the names of donors to roughly 1,400 nonprofit groups on a government website despite assurances that such information would remain confidential, according to a group suing to prevent such disclosures… The AG’s office has stated that it keeps that information confidential, but a pair of lawsuits filed by AFPF and […]

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National Review: Yale’s Idiot Children (In the News)

Kevin Williamson On Friday, I was honored to be a guest of the William F. Buckley Jr. Program at Yale, where I participated in a panel on freedom of speech with the wonderful writer Harry Stein and Professor Bradley A. Smith, a noted law scholar. The Yale kids did their screaming best to prevent us […]

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Nonprofit Times: Supreme Court Declines To Hear Fundraising Appeal (In the News)

Mark Hrywna The Center for Competitive Politics v. Attorney General Kamala Harris isn’t the only such case brewing that involves donor information. The Citizens United Foundation filed suit against New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the Americans For Prosperity Foundation has taken on Harris in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. It’s possible the […]

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Sacramento Bee: High court won’t hear challenge over nonprofit donor lists (In the News)

Associated Press The justices on Monday let stand a lower court ruling that said the state has a right to review donor lists to determine whether a group is actually involved in charitable activities. The conservative Center for Competitive Politics argued that the review violates donors’ right to privacy and freedom of association under the […]

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WIBA Madison Radio: Interview with Eric Wang (In the News)

CCP Senior Fellow Eric Wang is interviewed by Vicki McKenna about new legislation in Wisconsin, and the effect of campaign regulations on free speech. Listen…

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Canada Free Press: California wants a full copy of our donor list. Is DC next? (In the News)

News on the Net True The Vote The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to conference over the case, Center for Competitive Politics v. Harris, today. In 2014 California Attorney General Kamala Harris tried to compel charitable organizations registered in the state – like TTV – to disclose our entire donor database residing in the state. […]

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International Business Times: Center For Competitive Politics v. Harris: Will The Supreme Court Hear Case On Nonprofit Donor Anonymity? (In the News)

Adam Lidgett The Center for Competitive Politics, a nonprofit based in Alexandria, Virginia, that promotes First Amendment rights, sued Harris, trying to block California from getting the list of its donors, according to the SCOTUSblog. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco sided with Harris, and now the Supreme Court is contemplating […]

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ScotusBlog: Thursday round-up (In the News)

Amy Howe Tomorrow the Justices will meet for their November 6 Conference.  One petition that they will consider is Center for Competitive Politics v. Harris, a challenge to a California policy requiring non-profits to disclose the names of their major donors.  In his column for The Washington Post, George Will urges the Court to grant […]

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