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

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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

Bipartisan group of campaign finance experts urge FEC to improve forms

A bipartisan group of seven well-known campaign finance lawyers, including a bipartisan group of three former Federal Election Commission (FEC) chairmen, today petitioned the FEC to propose new rules providing for improved forms and instructions and to implement the Administrative Fines Program (AFP) law adopted last year. Download the PDF file .

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

Brad Smith’s Comments on Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in Response to McCutcheon v. FEC

 January 15, 2015 Via Electronic Submission System Available for download at this link. Federal Election Commission Attn: Amy L. Rothstein, Assistant General Counsel 999 E Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20463 RE: Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking [REG 2014-01] On October 9, 2014, the Commission issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in Response to McCutcheon [...]

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Letter: Need For Proper Rulemaking Processes and Analyses in Upcoming IRS Proposal

December 19,2014 VIA E-MAIL and U.S. MAIL Available for download here. Mr. Howard Shelanski Administrator Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs 725 17th Street, NW Washington, DC 20503 Re: Need For Proper Rulemaking Processes and Analyses in Upcoming IRS Proposal Dear Mr. Shelanski: Just over a year ago, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department [...]

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AFJ, CCP and ACLU Letter: Concerns regarding investigation into the interactions between the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Environmental Protection Agency

Read full letter here. December 18, 2014 The Honorable Darrel Issa Chairman U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform 2157 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C., 20515 The Honorable David Vitter Ranking Member U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works 456 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C., 20510 Dear Rep. Issa and [...]

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Recommendations to Massachusetts Campaign Finance Task Force on Internet Ad Disclaimers and Election Cycle Contribution Limits

December 17, 2014 Mr. Michael Sullivan Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance John W. McCormack Building One Ashburton Place, Room 411 Boston, MA 02108 Download here… Re:      Recommendations to Massachusetts Campaign Finance Task Force on Internet Ad Disclaimers and Election Cycle Contribution Limits Dear Director Sullivan and members of the Campaign Finance Task Force: [...]

Filed Under: Contribution Limits, Contribution Limits Comments, Contribution Limits Press Release/In the News/Blog, Contribution Limits State, Disclosure Comments, Disclosure Press Release/In the News/Blog, Disclosure State, External Relations Comments and Testimony, Featured Content, Massachusetts

Regulatory Notice 14-50, Comment on Proposal to Establish a “Pay-to-Play” Rule (Proposed Rules 2271, 2390, and 4580)

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Response to Recent Comments of The Bright Lines Project

Link available here Via E-Mail (amy.f.giuliano@irscounsel.treas.gov) and Certified Mail Ms. Amy F. Giuliano Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (Tax Exempt and Government Entities) CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-134417-13) Room 5205 Internal Revenue Service P.O. Box 7604, Ben Franklin Station Washington, DC 20044 RE: Response to Recent Comments of The Bright Lines Project (REG-134417-13) Dear Ms. Giuliano: The Center [...]

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Constitutional Issues with Rule Proposed by Texas Ethics Commission August 21, 2014

Download letter and draft rule here.   Download the PDF file .   October 8, 2014 Via First Class Mail and Facsimile Ms. Natalia Luna Ashley, Executive Director Texas Ethics Commission P.O. Box 12070 Austin, Texas 78711-2070 Re:       Constitutional Issues with Rule Proposed August 21, 2014 Ms. Ashley and Members of the Commission: I write [...]

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Letter to FEC Commissioners on Rulemakings

Download full letter October 7, 2014 Lee E. Goodman, Chairman Ann M. Ravel, Vice Chair Caroline C. Hunter, Commissioner Matthew S. Petersen, Commissioner Steven T. Walther, Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub, Commissioner Federal Election Commission 999 E Street, NW Washington, DC 20463 Dear Commissioners: We are writing this letter as individuals who, in various capacities but [...]

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Comment on Draft Amendments to MSRB Rule G-37 to Extend its Provisions to Municipal Advisors

Download the PDF file . Download PDF copy at this link October 1, 2014 Via Electronic Submission Ronald W. Smith, Corporate Secretary Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board 1900 Duke Street, Suite 600 Alexandria, VA 22314 Re: Comment on Draft Amendments to MSRB Rule G-37 to Extend its Provisions to Municipal Advisors  Dear Mr. Smith, I write [...]

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