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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 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

Significant Constitutional and Practical Issues with California Assembly Bill 1494

The Honorable Sebastian Ridley-Thomas The Honorable Shannon L. Grove Re:  Significant Constitutional and Practical Issues with Assembly Bill 1494 Dear Chair Ridley-Thomas, Vice Chair Grove, and members of the Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics, I respectfully submit the following comments to highlight serious constitutional and practical problems [...]

Filed Under: Blog, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, External Relations Comments and Testimony, State Comments and Testimony, Independent Expenditures, Taxes, California

Amendment Recommendations for California Assembly Bill 594

The Honorable Sebastian Ridley-Thomas The Honorable Shannon L. Grove Re:  Amendment Recommendations for Assembly Bill 594 Dear Chair Ridley-Thomas, Vice Chair Grove, and members of the Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics (CCP),[1] I write to inform the Committee’s consideration of Assembly Bill 594. As introduced, the bill [...]

Filed Under: Blog, External Relations Comments and Testimony, State Comments and Testimony, "Major Donor" Reporting, California Fair Political Practices Commission, Committee Reporting, California

Constitutional and Practical Issues with Minnesota House File 2015

The Honorable Kurt Daudt The Honorable Paul Thissen Re:  Constitutional and Practical Issues with House File 2015 Dear Speaker Daudt, Minority Leader Thissen, 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 the constitutional and practical impact of the [...]

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

Constitutional and Practical Issues with Minnesota House File 43

The Honorable Kurt Daudt The Honorable Paul Thissen Re:  Constitutional and Practical Issues with House File 43 Dear Speaker Daudt, Minority Leader Thissen, 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 the constitutional and practical impact of the [...]

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

Constitutional and Practical Issues with Minnesota Senate File 214

The Honorable Thomas M. Bakk The Honorable David W. Hann Re:  Constitutional and Practical Issues with Senate File 214 Dear Majority Leader Bakk, Minority Leader Hann, and members of the Senate: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics, I am writing you today to respectfully submit the following comments regarding the constitutional and practical [...]

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

CCP Response to Campaign Legal Center’s Response to CCP’s Comments on New Mexico House Bill 278

The Honorable Don L. Tripp The Honorable Brian F. Egolf Re:  Campaign Legal Center’s Response to CCP’s Comments on House Bill 278 Dear Speaker Tripp, Minority Floor Leader Egolf, and members of the House: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics (CCP), I respectfully write in response to the February 28 letter of the [...]

Filed Under: Blog, Disclosure Comments, Disclosure State, External Relations Comments and Testimony, Money in Politics, State Comments and Testimony, Campaign Legal Center, New Mexico

Significant Constitutional and Practical Issues with Washington Senate Bill 5153

The Honorable Pam Roach The Honorable Sharon Nelson Re:  Significant Constitutional and Practical Issues with Senate Bill 5153 Dear President Pro Tempore Roach, Democratic Leader Nelson, and members of the Senate: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics, I am writing you today to respectfully submit the following comments regarding the constitutional and practical [...]

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