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New York Post: Taxpayer-funded campaigns have been a disaster in New York (In the News)

Paul H. Jossey But even without the most recent blowups, New York City’s small-donor funding program has failed. Abusing the system has become routine. Candidates have collectively funneled millions to family and friends running nonprofits. They have evaded contribution and expenditure limits by laundering through companies, unions and straw donors. The program has had effects […]

Filed Under: In the News, Newsroom, Paul Jossey, Published Articles

Daily Media Links 5/25: IRS Employee Admits He Would Go After, Target, and Try to End Conservative Groups, Donald Trump’s Dysfunctional Super PAC Family, and more…

In the News New York Post: Taxpayer-funded campaigns have been a disaster in New York Paul H. Jossey But even without the most recent blowups, New York City’s small-donor funding program has failed. Abusing the system has become routine. Candidates have collectively funneled millions to family and friends running nonprofits. They have evaded contribution and […]

Filed Under: Daily Media Links

USA Today: Champion free speech by preventing IRS abuse (In the News)

Bradley Smith The potential for abuse is so great that the Internal Revenue Service itself is discussing whether to stop collecting this information from non-profits. Regardless of what the agency decides, however, Congress should move forward with Rep. Roskam’s bill. It is all but guaranteed to pass the House of Representatives if and when it […]

Filed Under: Brad Smith, In the News, Newsroom, Published Articles

Daily Media Links 5/24: Instant Document Destruction at the IRS, Judge Merrick Garland and the rise of super-PACs, and more…

In the News USA Today: Champion free speech by preventing IRS abuse Bradley Smith The potential for abuse is so great that the Internal Revenue Service itself is discussing whether to stop collecting this information from non-profits. Regardless of what the agency decides, however, Congress should move forward with Rep. Roskam’s bill. It is all […]

Filed Under: Daily Media Links

Albany Times Union: JCOPE will spend up to $300K to defend its new reporting requirement (In the News)

Rick Karlin The state Joint Commission on Public Ethics is poised to spend up to $300,000 a year for its legal defense of a regulatory change that requires public relations professionals to document their outreach to editorial boards and report it to the state. After JCOPE’s advisory opinion on the topic was issued in January, […]

Filed Under: Current Case, In the News, In the News Our Cases, Litigation Blog/Press Releases, Newsroom, November Team v. JCOPE

Bozeman Daily Chronicle: Conservative anti-regulation activist says Montana AG “can relax” (In the News)

Troy Carter David Keating, president of the anti-campaign finance regulation Center for Competitive Politics in Alexandria, Virginia, wrote the Chronicle to say: “I wanted to be sure you knew that no limits on parties is close to the norm in the states.  By our count (not including Montana) 23 states have no limits on how […]

Filed Under: In the News, Newsroom, Quotes CCP

Atlantic: If Citizens United Falls, Will Progressives Notice? (In the News)

Bradley A. Smith All of this begs a final question: If Citizens United, Speechnow.org, and even Buckley were swept away, how happy would progressives be? In the last campaign-finance case before Buckley, United States v. United Auto Workers (1957), it was the Court’s liberals—Justices William O. Douglas, Earl Warren, and Hugo Black—who argued that regulation […]

Filed Under: Brad Smith, In the News, Newsroom, Published Articles

Daily Media Links 5/23: Scam PACs drawing FEC attention, Nasty Politics, New FEC Rule Resolves Debate Over One Word, and more…

In the News Atlantic: If Citizens United Falls, Will Progressives Notice? Bradley A. Smith All of this begs a final question: If Citizens United, Speechnow.org, and even Buckley were swept away, how happy would progressives be? In the last campaign-finance case before Buckley, United States v. United Auto Workers (1957), it was the Court’s liberals—Justices […]

Filed Under: Daily Media Links

More Soft Money Hard Law: The “Evidence” In Reform (and Anti-Reform) Argument (In the News)

Bob Bauer The related but still distinguishable argument about political inequality has meant the same search for clinching proof that policy follows money and makes for a “rigged” system.  This week, the Center for Competitive Politics took after a widely reported paper about the correlation between the aspirations of the wealthy and the manufacture of […]

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Morning Consult: Senate GOP Strikes Back in Campaign Disclosure Rule Saga (In the News)

Ryan Rainey Four Republican senators led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Senate Republican leaders are declaring victory after a potential court fight abruptly ended Wednesday over whether the Securities and Exchange Commission should require companies to disclose their political donations. A petition to require the SEC to propose a rule on company […]

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