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ABC News: Why Carly Fiorina’s Surge Probably Won’t Earn Her a Debate Podium (In the News)

Katherine Faulders and Ryan Struyk But Brad Smith, a former FEC chair turned law professor at Capital University, says that CNN would likely not face legal penalties for changing the rules. “They have no obligation to change their criteria, but I think they can probably do so without much fear,” he told ABC News, adding […]

Filed Under: Brad Smith, In the News, Newsroom

Fox News: Man Up, RNC Chairman Priebus, and let the woman speak (In the News)

K.T. McFarland CNN and the RNC say their hands are tied by the Federal Election Commission. They insist debate invitations are determined by an average of several polls that include those before the August debate.Since Fiorina’s rapid climb in the polls was post-debate, she didn’t make the cut. They implied that had Fiorina complained earlier, […]

Filed Under: Brad Smith, In the News, Newsroom

Standard News Wire: 58 Organizations: California AG Kamala Harris’s Illegal, Extortionate Privacy Violations Designed to Silence Critics of Politicians (In the News)

American Target Advertising (ATA), the agency of conservative strategist and fundraising pioneer Richard A. Viguerie, along with 57 nonprofit and other organizations today filed a friend-of-the court brief asking the Supreme Court to hear the case Center for Competitive Politics v. Kamala Harris, Attorney General of California. The brief alleges that General Harris is imposing […]

Filed Under: In the News, In the News Our Cases, Newsroom

Cato Institute: The Right to Anonymous Speech and Association (In the News)

Ilya Shapiro and Randal John Meyer Cato, joined by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, has filed a brief supporting CCP’s request that the Supreme Court review the case. The Ninth Circuit failed to give proper solicitude to CCP’s constitutional rights here by not applying what lawyers call “heightened scrutiny” at each turn of its analysis. Instead, […]

Filed Under: In the News, In the News Our Cases

Daily Media Links 9/2: Why rich political donors are wasting a lot of money, Deadlocks Are Only Part of Story at FEC, and more…

In the News Cato Institute: The Right to Anonymous Speech and Association Ilya Shapiro and Randal John Meyer Cato, joined by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, has filed a brief supporting CCP’s request that the Supreme Court review the case. The Ninth Circuit failed to give proper solicitude to CCP’s constitutional rights here by not applying […]

Filed Under: Daily Media Links

Washington Examiner: NAACP v. Alabama for the 21st Century (In the News)

Mark J. Fitzgibbons Now, California’s Democrat Attorney General Kamala Harris is adding a new, extortionate twist to old tricks. Ms. Harris oversees licensing of charities and other nonprofits that wish to ask Californians for contributions, and under threat of fines and loss of tax-exempt status is demanding that nonprofit registrants file with her office their […]

Filed Under: In the News, In the News Our Cases, Newsroom

Daily Media Links 9/1: Federal Election Commission should stick to its narrow mission, The Lessig-Mann Dust-Up, and more…

In the News Washington Examiner: NAACP v. Alabama for the 21st Century Mark J. Fitzgibbons Now, California’s Democrat Attorney General Kamala Harris is adding a new, extortionate twist to old tricks. Ms. Harris oversees licensing of charities and other nonprofits that wish to ask Californians for contributions, and under threat of fines and loss of […]

Filed Under: Daily Media Links

Washington Examiner: Former FEC chair: CNN allowed to change debate rules (In the News)

Eddie Scarry “If I were CNN’s counsel, I would not feel uncomfortable at all in making that change,” Smith said in an interview Friday with the Washington Examiner media desk. Smith, who now teaches election law at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, said a rule change that sought to reflect a dramatic change in the […]

Filed Under: Brad Smith, In the News

CNBC: How Trump confounds the money-in-politics debate (In the News)

Daniel Libit David Keating, president of the right-leaning Center for Competitive Politics, a nonprofit group that opposes campaign finance regulations, thinks Trump is actually helping those who argue for more outside money in elections. “He is just acting like a politician trying to get votes,” said Keating. “A rich person almost always is going to […]

Filed Under: In the News, Quotes CCP

Wall Street Journal: Carly Fiorina: ‘I’ve Earned a Place on the Main Stage’ (In the News)

Reid J. Epstein “Federal Election Commission guidelines make it clear that these criteria cannot be changed after they have been published,” a CNN spokeswoman said Friday. “We believe that our approach is a fair and effective way to deal with the highest number of candidates we have ever encountered.” But CNN isn’t necessarily married to […]

Filed Under: Brad Smith, In the News