Legal Center

Litigation

CCP v. Harris: Plaintiff-Appellant Excerpts of Record

Download the PDF file .

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

Download the PDF file .

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

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

Testimony of David Keating to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Solutions for Preventing a Future IRS Scandal

Statement of David Keating President, Center for Competitive Politics on “IRS Abuses: Ensuring that Targeting Never Happens Again” Before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform United States House of Representatives July 30, 2014 Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify on behalf of the Center for Competitive [...]

Filed Under: External Relations Comments and Testimony, External Relations Sub-Pages, Featured Content, Federal Comments and Testimony, IRS, IRS and the Tea Party, Issues, Buckley v. Valeo, federal election commission, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, irs scandal, Speech Police

Testimony of Bradley A. Smith to the Senate Rules and Administration Committee on the DISCLOSE Act of 2014

Testimony of Bradley A. Smith Chairman, Center for Competitive Politics, Alexandria, Virginia Visiting Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr. Chair of Law, West Virginia University Before the Committee on Rules and Administration United States Senate July 23, 2014 Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to present my view at this [...]

Filed Under: Disclosure, Disclosure, Disclosure Comments, Disclosure Federal, External Relations Comments and Testimony, External Relations Sub-Pages, Featured Content, Federal, Federal Comments and Testimony, Bradley A. Smith, DISCLOSE Act of 2014, Senate Rules and Administration Committee

Constitutional and Practical Issues with Massachusetts House Bill 4226

The Honorable Therese Murray The Honorable Bruce E. Tarr Re:  Constitutional and Practical Issues with House Bill 4226 Dear President Murray, Minority Leader Tarr, and Members of the Senate: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics,[1] I write to comment on several constitutional and practical concerns included in House Bill 4226. While there is [...]

Filed Under: Contribution Limits, Contribution Limits Comments, Contribution Limits State, Disclosure, Disclosure Comments, Disclosure State, External Relations Comments and Testimony, External Relations Sub-Pages, State, State Comments and Testimony, Comments and Testimony, Contribution Limits, Massachusetts

Comment on the New York Emergency Regulations Relative to Independent Expenditure Reporting

Chairman James A. Walsh Chairman Douglas A. Kellner New York State Board of Elections 40 North Pearl St., Ste. 5 Albany, NY 12207-2729 Via Electronic Mail: regcomments@elections.ny.gov Dear Co-Chairman Kellner, Co-Chairman Walsh, and Members of the Board: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics (“CCP”),[1] I write to respectfully comment on the Emergency Regulations [...]

Filed Under: External Relations Comments and Testimony, Featured Content, State, State Comments and Testimony, New York

Statement of Anne Marie Mackin to the Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee on Wyoming’s Aggregate Contribution Limits

Written Testimony of Anne Marie Mackin Staff Attorney, Center for Competitive Politics Before the Joint Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee Wyoming State Legislature June 5, 2014 Co-Chairs Case and Berger and members of the Committee, on behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics, thank you for inviting me to present our analysis of [...]

Filed Under: 1. McCutcheon, Contribution Limits, Contribution Limits Comments, Contribution Limits State, External Relations Comments and Testimony, External Relations Sub-Pages, Wyoming

Statement of David Keating to the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Constitutional Amendment Proposal

Statement of David Keating President, Center for Competitive Politics Submitted to the Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate June 3, 2014 Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to present our views on the hearing titled, “Examining a Constitutional Amendment to Restore Democracy to the American People.” We respectfully [...]

Filed Under: Amending Comments, Amending the Constitution, Contribution Limits, Contribution Limits Comments, Contribution Limits Federal, Contribution Limits State, External Relations Comments and Testimony, External Relations Sub-Pages, Featured Content, Constitutional Amendment, S.J. Res. 19, Senator Tom Udall

Free speech group files ethics complaint against nine senators in IRS scandal

Date: June 3rd, 2014    Contact: Joe Trotter
      Phone: 210-352-0055 (Cell) ALEXANDRIA, Va. (June 3) – The Center for Competitive Politics announced today that it filed a complaint with the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics calling for an investigation of nine senators who violated the Chamber’s rules and abused the powers of [...]

Filed Under: External Relations Comments and Testimony, Press Releases

Letter to Colorado Secretary of State: Citizens United’s Petition for Declaratory Order

On June 2, 2014, the Center for Competitive Politics (“CCP”) filed comments before Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler supporting Citizens United’s Petition for Declaratory Order. Citizens United—yes, that organization—asked the Secretary to declare whether its activity qualified under Colorado’s press exemption to the definitions of “expenditure” and “electioneering communications” of Colorado Constitution Article XXVIII. [...]

Filed Under: Blog, External Relations Comments and Testimony, Colorado

Senate Ethics Complaint Filed by Center for Competitive Politics

On June 2, 2014, the Center for Competitive Politics filed a complaint with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics. A copy of the complaint can be found here. Part one of the exhibits can be found here. Part two of the exhibits can be found here, and part three of the exhibits can be found [...]

Filed Under: Blog, External Relations Comments and Testimony, Featured Content

Application for section 501(c)(4) status by Crossroads GPS

Honorable John Koskinen, Commissioner Tamera Ripperda, Director of Exempt Organizations Internal Revenue Service 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20224 Re: Application for section 501(c)(4) status by Crossroads GPS Dear Commissioner Koskinen and Director Ripperda: On May 6, Democracy 21 and the Campaign Legal Center (CLC) wrote you “to urge the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) [...]

Filed Under: External Relations Comments and Testimony, Federal, Federal Comments and Testimony

Recent First Amendment Litigation Developments in Your State