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Bloomberg: Koch Group Claims California Endangers Donors by Demanding Names (In the News)

By Edvard Pettersson California keeps the donor information confidential and only uses it for law enforcement purposes, according to the attorney general’s court filings. Nonprofits are required to submit the unredacted donor information they provide to the Internal Revenue Service to keep their tax-exempt status in California, according to Harris.  U.S. District Judge Manuel Real is scheduled to [...]

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The Tribune-Review: The FEC & free speech: Another slippery slope (In the News)

Editorial Democrat Chairwoman Ann Ravel is no fan of last year’s  McCutcheon v. FEC Supreme Court decision striking down limits on total individual donations to political action committees. She would reverse a 2006 FEC decision to leave online political advocacy alone; some supporters would even force disclosure of third-party groups’ donors.  And fellow Democrat Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub said 75 percent [...]

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Daily Media Links 2/17: Obama bundlers slow to back Clinton super PACS, How a Former Justice Wants to Restrict Your Political Participation, and more…

In the News The Tribune-Review: The FEC & free speech: Another slippery slope   Editorial Democrat Chairwoman Ann Ravel is no fan of last year’s  McCutcheon v. FEC Supreme Court decision striking down limits on total individual donations to political action committees. She would reverse a 2006 FEC decision to leave online political advocacy alone; some supporters would even force [...]

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Sunlight Foundation: FEC hearing shows little consensus on regulating political money (In the News)

By Peter Olsen-Phillips Brad Smith, a former FEC commissioner now at the Center for Competitive Politics, saw no need to add to the existing regulatory framework. He told attendees that there are currently more campaign regulations on the books than at any time previously, noting that the rules on disclosure alone “are longer than Plato’s Republic.”  Read more… [...]

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Las Vegas Review Journal: No magic words, no problem! (In the News)

By Steve Sebelius The majority — comprised of Chief Justice James Hardesty and Justices Ron Parraguirre, Michael Cherry, Mark Gibbons and Kristina Pickering — agreed. “Nevertheless, the Legislature did not discuss [in 1997, when the law was originally written] either the magic words or the contextual approach in any depth,” the majority wrote. “Thus, we cannot conclude from the legislative history that the Legislature [...]

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Daily Media Links 2/13: Your 2012 flashback: Did the Bain Capital ads really matter?, The FEC Hearing and Its Detractors, and more…

In the News Las Vegas Review Journal: No magic words, no problem! By Steve Sebelius The majority — comprised of Chief Justice James Hardesty and Justices Ron Parraguirre, Michael Cherry, Mark Gibbons and Kristina Pickering — agreed. “Nevertheless, the Legislature did not discuss [in 1997, when the law was originally written] either the magic words or the contextual approach in any depth,” the majority [...]

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Newsmax: FEC Democrats Weigh Regulating Internet Speech (In the News)

By Joel Himelfarb But former Republican FEC Chairman Bradley Smith warned that if the agency actually went ahead with plans to regulate the Internet – including widely read news sites like the Drudge Report – it would be deluged with negative comments. FEC Chairwoman Ann Ravel has said she wants to regulate politicking on the Internet, and [...]

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Las Vegas Review Journal: Nevada high court reverses Citizen Outreach decision; clerical error blamed (In the News)

By Sean Whaley CARSON CITY — In a rare error, the Nevada Supreme Court issued a new 5-2 order Wednesday in favor of Citizen Outreach in a case involving election fliers and whether the conservative political group had to disclose who paid for them. “Because it is undisputed that Citizen Outreach’s fliers do not contain magic [...]

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Washington Examiner: Dems on FEC open to new regs on donors, Internet (In the News)

By Paul Bedard Noting the 32,000 public comments that came into the FEC in advance of the hearing, Democratic Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub said, “75 percent thought that we need to do more about money in politics, particularly in the area of disclosure. And I think that’s something that we can’t ignore.” But a former Republican FEC [...]

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Forbes: More Political Spending Leads To Better Representation (In the News)

By Luke Wachob In fact, the candidates that stand to benefit most in the long run from the rulings are not the best fundraisers, but rather political outsiders who lack connections to traditional sources of support like the business community or party leadership. Why? Because one of the major effects of campaign spending is to boost something incumbents [...]

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