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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 [...]

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Comments and Testimony

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 [...]

Filed Under: External Relations Comments and Testimony, Federal, Federal Comments and Testimony, IRS, IRS and the Tea Party

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

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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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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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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