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CCP v. Harris: Plaintiff-Appellant Excerpts of Record (Ninth Circuit)

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Filed Under: CCP v. Harris, Legal, All CCP Legal Documents, CCP v. Harris, Current Cases (Filings), Current Cases (Litigation), Filings, Litigation

CCP v. Harris: Plaintiff-Appellant Opening Brief (Ninth Circuit)

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Complaint: Center for Competitive Politics v. Federal Election Commission

COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY JUDGMENT AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF This action arises under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”), 5 U.S.C. § 552 (2014), challenging the Federal Election Commission’s (FEC’s) denial of a FOIA request by Plaintiff Center for Competitive Politics (CCP). That request was for a single document: an unredacted copy of the First General Counsel’s […]

Filed Under: CCP v. FEC Legal Documents, Legal, CCP v. FEC, Current Cases (Filings), Current Cases (Litigation), Filings, Litigation

Comments and Testimony

Significant Constitutional and Practical Issues with Washington House Bill 2256

The Honorable Sam Hunt The Honorable Steve Bergquist The Honorable Jeff Holy Re:  Significant Constitutional and Practical Issues with House Bill 2256 Dear Chair Hunt, Vice Chair Bergquist, Ranking Minority Member Holy, Assistant Ranking Minority Member Van Werven, and members of the House State Government Committee: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics, I […]

Filed Under: Blog, Disclosure Comments, Disclosure State, External Relations Comments and Testimony, Money in Politics, State Comments and Testimony, Washington

Comments on the Federal Election Commission’s “Public Forum on Women in Politics”

Chair Ann M. Ravel Vice Chairman Matthew S. Petersen Re:  Federal Election Commission “Public Forum on Women in Politics” Dear Chair Ravel, Vice Chairman Petersen, and fellow Commissioners: The Center for Competitive Politics[1] enthusiastically supports efforts to encourage greater participation in political campaigns. Actions to make it easier for citizens to run for office and […]

Filed Under: Blog, External Relations Comments and Testimony, Federal, Federal Comments and Testimony, Tax Financed Campaigns Comments, Draft Committees, federal election commission, Women in Politics, Arizona, Connecticut, Maine

Constitutional and Practical Issues with Texas House Bill 37

The Honorable Joe Straus The Honorable Byron Cook Re:  Constitutional and Practical Issues with House Bill 37 Dear Speaker Straus, Representative Cook, and members of the House of Representatives: The Center for Competitive Politics respectfully submits the following comments on House Bill 37, as substituted by the House State Affairs Committee. This draconian measure would […]

Filed Under: Blog, Disclosure Comments, Disclosure State, External Relations Comments and Testimony, Money in Politics, State Comments and Testimony, Texas

Support for Maine Legislative Document 1290 (S.P. 465)

The Honorable Scott Cyrway The Honorable Louis Luchini The Honorable Jonathan Kinney Re:  Support for Legislative Document 1290 (S.P. 465) Dear Chairs Cyrway and Luchini, Ranking Minority Member Kinney, and members of the Joint Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics,[1] I write to offer our support for […]

Filed Under: Blog, External Relations Comments and Testimony, State Comments and Testimony, Tax Financed Campaigns Comments, Tax Financed Campaigns State, Maine Clean Election Act, Maine

Significant Constitutional and Practical Issues with Maine Legislative Document 1192 (S.P. 419)

The Honorable Scott Cyrway The Honorable Louis Luchini The Honorable Jonathan Kinney Re:  Significant Constitutional and Practical Issues with Legislative Document 1192 (S.P. 419) Dear Chairs Cyrway and Luchini, Ranking Minority Member Kinney, and members of the Joint Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs: On behalf of The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP),[1] Senior Fellow […]

Filed Under: Blog, Disclosure Comments, Disclosure State, External Relations Comments and Testimony, Money in Politics, State Comments and Testimony, Compelled Speech, disclaimers, Independent Expenditures, McCutcheon v FEC, Maine

Constitutional and Practical Issues with Maine Legislative Document 189

The Honorable Scott Cyrway The Honorable Louis Luchini The Honorable Jonathan Kinney Re:  Constitutional and Practical Issues with Legislative Document 189 Dear Chairs Cyrway and Luchini, Ranking Minority Member Kinney, and members of the Joint Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics,[1] I am writing you today to […]

Filed Under: Blog, Disclosure Comments, Disclosure State, External Relations Comments and Testimony, Money in Politics, State Comments and Testimony, Maine

Constitutional and Practical Issues with Oregon Senate Joint Resolution 5 and Senate Bill 75

The Honorable Diane Rosenbaum The Honorable Ted Ferrioli Re:  Constitutional and Practical Issues with Senate Joint Resolution 5 and Senate Bill 75 Dear Chair Rosenbaum, Vice-Chair Ferrioli, and members of the Senate Rules Committee: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics, I am writing you today to respectfully submit the following comments regarding the […]

Filed Under: Blog, Contribution Limits Comments, Contribution Limits State, External Relations Comments and Testimony, Money in Politics, State Comments and Testimony, Oregon

Significant Constitutional and Practical Issues with Connecticut Senate Bill 1126 (as Substituted)

The Honorable Martin M. Looney The Honorable Len Fasano Re:  Significant Constitutional and Practical Issues with Senate Bill 1126 (as Substituted) Dear President Pro Tempore Looney, Senate Minority Leader Fasano, and members of the Senate: On behalf of The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP),[1] Senior Fellow Eric Wang[2] has analyzed S.B. 1126, as substituted favorably […]

Filed Under: Blog, External Relations Comments and Testimony, State Comments and Testimony, Super PACs, coordination, Connecticut

Updated Coalition Letter in support of “Fair Treatment for All Gifts Act” (H.R. 1104)

April 15, 2015 PDF available here. Dear Representative: The undersigned civil liberties, free expression, and nonprofit advocacy groups and attorneys who represent advocacy organizations have a wide variety of views on the political spectrum. However, we are united in writing to express our strong support of the Fair Treatment for All Gifts Act (H.R. 1104). […]

Filed Under: Blog, External Relations Comments and Testimony, Federal Comments and Testimony, IRS, Gift Tax

Coalition Letter in support of “Fair Treatment for All Gifts Act” (H.R. 1104)

April 13, 2015 PDF available here. Dear Representative: The undersigned civil liberties, free expression, and nonprofit advocacy groups and attorneys who represent advocacy organizations have a wide variety of views on the political spectrum. However, we are united in writing to express our strong support of the Fair Treatment for All Gifts Act (H.R. 1104). Application […]

Filed Under: Blog, External Relations Comments and Testimony, Federal Comments and Testimony, IRS, Gift Tax

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