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Daily Media Links 4/29: House Republicans Seek to Block IRS Collection of Nonprofit Donor Data, Now Even 60 Minutes Misstating Supreme Court’s Citizens United Ruling, and more…

CCP Comments to Representative Peter Roskam Rebutting Unfounded Arguments about H.R. 5053 (“Preventing IRS Abuse and Protecting Free Speech Act”) David Keating As you know, several organizations opposed to free speech have claimed that “[e]liminating the existing requirement for disclosure to the IRS of donations to 501(c)(4) ‘social welfare’ groups would open the door wide […]

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Lexology: State disclosure laws suffer a setback (In the News)

Jeremy Berry, Stefan Passantino, Craig Johnson, et. al The constitutionality of this disclosure provision was challenged in 2015 by the Center for Competitive Politics (“CCP”), a 501(c)(3) charity, for violating CCP’s “right of free association guaranteed by the First Amendment.” In its rejection of CCP’s challenge, the Ninth Circuit held that the law did not […]

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Daily Media Links 4/28: Should We Arrest Louis C. K.?, This man just spent a record $12 million of his own money on a House seat – and lost, and more…

In the News Lexology: State disclosure laws suffer a setback Jeremy Berry, Stefan Passantino, Craig Johnson, et. al The constitutionality of this disclosure provision was challenged in 2015 by the Center for Competitive Politics (“CCP”), a 501(c)(3) charity, for violating CCP’s “right of free association guaranteed by the First Amendment.” In its rejection of CCP’s […]

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Denver Post: Bringing Colorado campaign finance laws in line with the Constitution (In the News)

Editorial Board Tom Paine may remain a political icon, but his modern-day successors who spend a few hundred dollars on yard signs and leaflets to support a ballot measure will be subjected to a welter of complex legal rules and no one gives it a thought. Except the courts, fortunately. In three separate opinions — […]

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Daily Media Links 4/27: Gifts and politics: Supreme Court to hear sides in former Virginia governor’s case, Billionaire Environmentalist to Spend $25 Million to Turn Out Young Voters, and more…

In the News DC Circuit Court of Appeals Opinion: Holmes v. FEC The linchpin of plaintiffs’ argument is that contributing $5,200 to a candidate in a general election in one lump sum cannot be considered corrupting because Congress determined that contributing $5,200 to a candidate in two installments ($2,600 for a primary election and $2,600 […]

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More Soft Money Hard Law: Disclosure Wars: Issues of Policies and Purposes (In the News)

Bob Bauer Related to this is the question of whether it matters that a state would endeavor to keep this information off the public record, for its use only.  In another case testing the facial constitutionality of this requirement, the Center for Competitive Politics has argued unsuccessfully that the harm to its donors was complete […]

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Daily Media Links 4/26: Donald Trump is the Death Rattle of TV News, Fight Against NC LGBT Discrimination Law Reveals Hypocrisy Over ‘Dark Money’, and more…

In the News More Soft Money Hard Law: Disclosure Wars: Issues of Policies and Purposes Bob Bauer Related to this is the question of whether it matters that a state would endeavor to keep this information off the public record, for its use only.  In another case testing the facial constitutionality of this requirement, the […]

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Nonprofit Times: California Can’t Have Donor Info (In the News)

Mark Hrywna David Keating, president of the Center for Competitive Politics (CCP), was unsure how much the decision would affect his organization’s case but what came out during the trial might. Arlington, Va.-based CCP has fought similar battles against the AG’s office in recent years. “Representations the government made in our case turned out to […]

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San Francisco Chronicle: Koch-run foundation exempt from naming top donors, judge rules (In the News)

Bob Egelko In a May 2015 ruling involving another conservative foundation, the Center for Competitive Politics, the appeals court said requiring nonprofit charitable and educational organizations to report their donors to the state does not violate their rights, and that fears of public disclosure and harassment were merely “speculative.” The foundation appealed to the U.S. […]

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Washington Post: Koch-backed conservative group wins right to withhold donor list from California (In the News)

Matea Gold “I think this has fairly large implications for the ability of states to keep expanding disclosure laws,” said Bradley Smith, chairman of the Center for Competitive Politics, which has challenged the constitutionality of California’s rule. He’s hopeful that the 9th Circuit may now reconsider his organization’s case. “The big holding here is you’ve […]

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