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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 […]
Comments and Testimony
Comments to Representative Peter Roskam Rebutting Unfounded Arguments about H.R. 5053 (“Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act”)
PDF of the letter available here The Honorable Peter Roskam Dear Representative Roskam: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics, thank you for your introducing H.R. 5053, the “Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act,” which would eliminate the IRS requirement that tax-exempt organizations must file their Form 990, Schedule B – listing […]
Significant Constitutional and Practical Issues with Rhode Island Senate Bill 2369, to amend Section 17-25-7 of the General Laws
The Honorable Michael J. McCaffrey The Honorable Paul V. Jabour Re: Significant Constitutional and Practical Issues with Senate Bill 2369, to amend Section 17-25-7 of the General Laws Dear Chairperson McCaffrey, Vice Chairperson Jabour, and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics, I respectfully submit the following comments […]
Georgia H.B. 370; Analysis of Proposed Amendment to Regulate So-Called “Election Targeted Issue Advocacy”
The Honorable David Ralston The Honorable David Shafer Re: H.B. 370; Analysis of Proposed Amendment to Regulate So-Called “Election Targeted Issue Advocacy” Dear Speaker Ralston and President Pro Tempore Shafer: The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) respectfully submits the following comments analyzing a proposed amendment to regulate “election targeted issue advocacy,” which we understand some […]
The Honorable Mary Kay Papen The Honorable Stuart Ingle Re: Significant Constitutional and Practical Issues with Senate Bill 11 Dear President Pro Tempore Papen, Minority Floor Leader Ingle, and members of the Senate: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics, I respectfully submit the following comments on constitutional and practical issues with portions of […]
The Honorable Pam Roach The Honorable Sharon Nelson The Honorable Andy Billig Re: Significant Constitutional and Practical Issues with Senate Bill 5153 Dear President Pro Tempore Roach, Democratic Leader Nelson, Democratic Deputy Leader Billig, and members of the Senate: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics, I am writing you today to respectfully submit […]
Comments to the SEC on MSRB and FINRA Pay-to-Play Rules, File No. SR-MSRB-2015-14, File No. SR-FINRA-2015-056
Via Electronic Submission Mr. Brent Fields Secretary Securities and Exchange Commission 100 F Street, NE Washington, DC 20549-1090 Re: MSRB and FINRA Pay-to-Play Rules, File No. SR-MSRB-2015-14, File No. SR-FINRA-2015-056 To the Chairman and Commissioners: This letter is submitted on behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics (“CCP”), a § 501(c)(3) organization founded to educate […]
Coalition Letter in Support of “Fair Treatment for All Gifts Act” (H.R. 1104) in Tax Extenders Legislation
PDF of the House letter available here. | PDF of the Senate letter available here. Dear Member of Congress: 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 […]
There has been some controversy on a measure that would essentially lift the limits on parties coordinating with their candidates in general election campaigns. The provision was adopted by the Senate Committee on Appropriations in July as part of the Financial Services appropriations bill. This provision may become part of the omnibus appropriations bill. Below […]
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Comments to Montana Interim State Administration and Veterans’ Affairs Committee on Proposed Changes to Admin. Rules of Mont. § 44.11.101 et seq.
BY EMAIL ([email protected]) State Administration and Veterans’ Affairs (“SAVA”) Interim Committee, Montana State Legislature c/o: Ginger Aldrich, Committee Staff Attorney PO Box 201706 Helena, MT 59620-1706 Re: Proposed Changes to Admin. Rules of Mont. § 44.11.101 et seq. (Commissioner of Political Practices) Dear Chair Brown, Vice Chair Bennett, and Members of the SAVA Committee: The Center […]
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