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Daily Media Links 1/28: Liberal campaign finance reform group files faulty disclosures, risks federal audit, Anti-Disclosure Backlash Carries Risks for GOP, and more…

MayDay PAC   Washington Examiner: Liberal campaign finance reform group files faulty disclosures, risks federal audit  By Luke Rosiak Each of the letters scolds: “Failure to adequately respond by the response date noted above could result in an audit or enforcement action.” Three of the problems found by FEC analysts were in amended reports that had [...]

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Daily Media Links 1/27: Koch-backed network aims to spend nearly $1 billion on 2016 elections, K Street’s Glorious Restoration, and more…

CCP Video: Event: Citizens United v. FEC after Five Years   The Story Behind the Lawsuit The Impact on Parties in the Age of Citizens United: Are Changes Needed? Should Liberals Support Citizens United? Beyond Citizens United: The Future of Campaign Finance Jurisprudence   Independent Groups   Washington Post: Koch-backed network aims to spend nearly $1 billion on 2016 elections [...]

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Washington Post: How a political opinion cost a D.C. activist $2,000 (In the News)

By Eric Wang Civic-minded citizens of the District: Think twice the next time you write a blog entry, post on Facebook or Twitter or attend a meeting or rally to support or oppose a ballot initiative. You could be required to register and report with the city or else pay a large fine. The Office of Campaign Finance (OCF) [...]

Filed Under: Eric Wang, In the News, Published Articles

Daily Media Links 1/26: Bipartisan group of campaign finance experts urge FEC to improve forms, President Wrong on Citizens United, and more…

In the News Washington Post: How a political opinion cost a D.C. activist $2,000   By Eric Wang Civic-minded citizens of the District: Think twice the next time you write a blog entry, post on Facebook or Twitter or attend a meeting or rally to support or oppose a ballot initiative. You could be required to [...]

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Washington Examiner: Citizens United: It’s about free speech (In the News)

By Scott Blackburn This week marks the fifth anniversary of Citizens United — the most maligned, degraded, and vilified Supreme Court decision of the last decade. But it is a decision that deserves celebration. On this day five years ago, the court continued a proud tradition of protecting our right to free political speech. The decision was controversial. It [...]

Filed Under: In the News, Published Articles, Scott Blackburn

Daily Media Links 1/23: Legally accurate protest chants against Citizens United, How Citizens United is — and isn’t — to blame for the dark money President Obama hates so much, and more…

In the News Washington Examiner: Citizens United: It’s about free speech  By Scott Blackburn This week marks the fifth anniversary of Citizens United — the most maligned, degraded, and vilified Supreme Court decision of the last decade. But it is a decision that deserves celebration. On this day five years ago, the court continued a proud tradition of protecting [...]

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Bipartisan group of campaign finance experts urge FEC to improve forms

A bipartisan group of seven well-known campaign finance lawyers, including a bipartisan group of three former Federal Election Commission (FEC) chairmen, today petitioned the FEC to propose new rules providing for improved forms and instructions and to implement the Administrative Fines Program (AFP) law adopted last year. The petition notes that grassroots “or unsophisticated filers [...]

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The Hill: Bringing political parties up to speed (In the News)

By Luke Wachob Our democracy is being flooded – with bad punditry. When news broke before the holidays that Congressional leaders had struck a deal to increase the amount of money political parties can raise from donors for specific purposes, a tidal wave of cynical and short-sighted commentary crashed down upon an unsuspecting nation. Longtime advocate of [...]

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Concurring Opinions: Citizens United: it was 5 years ago today — 13 First Amendment lawyers & scholars offer differing views (In the News)

By Ronald K.L. Collins Allen Dickerson: “Citizens United has become a symbol onto which politicians and commentators project their own hopes, agendas, and insecurities. But cutting through the rhetoric, the case asked a simple question: on what principled basis could the government ban a nonprofit’s documentary while permitting corporate newspaper endorsements? The Court, correctly, said ‘none.’ Nevertheless, legislatures and [...]

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MSNBC: ‘Citizens United’ fallout ‘more dangerous’ than expected (In the News)

By Alex Seitz-Wald For conservatives, this is vindication of their support for Citizens United. “Corporate money is not swamping the system, and elections are more competitive,” Brad Smith, the founder of the Center for Competitive Politics said earlier this month at a conference of the American Association of Law Schools.   Read more…

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