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NPR: ‘Candidates’ Driving Cash-Filled Trucks Through Campaign-Finance Loopholes (In the News)

By Peter Overby The campaign-finance law, its amendments, regulations and related court decisions define these terms and dozens of others. Nowadays, the art of campaign-finance lawyering lies in determining what a definition fails to say — and then driving a cash-filled truck through the loophole. “It doesn’t include everything someone could think of,” said David Keating, the inventor of […]

Filed Under: In the News, Quotes CCP

Daily Media Links 5/18: ‘Campaigns’ Aren’t Necessarily Campaigns in the Age of ‘Super PACs’, With Another Bush Eyeing White House, Family Money Machine Springs to Life, and more…

In the News LA Times: U.S. Supreme Court is asked to shield major donors in California By David G. Savage A conservative group based in Virginia that fights for free speech and free spending in politics is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris from seeing its list of major donors. Requiring […]

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Non Profit Times: Donor Disclosure Headed To Supreme Court (In the News)

By Mark Hrywna The Alexandria, Va.-based nonprofit on Wednesday filed a 70-page emergency application for an injunction with the nation’s highest court. On May 1, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals had affirmed a lower court decision siding with Attorney General Kamala Harris. “The court did not require the attorney general to meaningfully justify her demand,” CCP alleges in […]

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Washington Examiner: Supreme Court could complicate Scott Walker’s campaign (In the News)

By Sean Higgins Bradley Smith, former chairman of the Federal Election Commission, says there is a good chance that the justices will take the case. The Club for Growth’s petition involves First Amendment issues in political fundraising, which the court has delved into numerous times in recent years, and the claim that the state-level courts cannot resolve the issue fairly […]

Filed Under: In the News, Quotes CCP

Daily Media Links 5/15: How Congress Botched the IRS Probe, Holding Down the Fort or Tearing it down: Law Reform Projects at the FEC, and more…

In the News Non Profit Times: Donor Disclosure Headed To Supreme Court By Mark Hrywna The Alexandria, Va.-based nonprofit on Wednesday filed a 70-page emergency application for an injunction with the nation’s highest court. On May 1, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals had affirmed a lower court decision siding with Attorney General Kamala Harris. “The court did […]

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Hartford Courant: Don’t Limit Election Free Speech (In the News)

By Scott Blackburn Putting aside the clear legal problems, taxing something necessarily means you will get less of it, and what do campaign donations “buy”? Political speech! Does Connecticut really want less of that? Less discussion of candidates for office, and less information for voters? As Americans, we should not try to limit, in any […]

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

NPR’s To the Point: Sugar Daddies, Super PAC’s and Winning the White House (In the News)

The US Supreme Court has taken the lid off political spending, so presidential candidates are lining up billionaires to finance next year’s campaigns. It’s not just the South Carolina and New Hampshire primaries any more. There’s the “Adelson primary” and the “Koch primary” facetiously named for Republican mega-donors. Hillary Clinton is cozying up to super-rich […]

Filed Under: In the News, Quotes CCP

Daily Media Links 5/14: ‘Dismantle Economic System’ & ‘Impose Quotas’ to Get More Women in Politics, Special prosecutor intent on pursuing investigation in possible illegal coordination by Scott Walker campaign, but major legal hurdles remain, and more…

Today is the second anniversary of the release of the TIGTA report detailing the inappropriate IRS targeting of conservative organizations. Check out CCP’s new condensed timeline of the events surrounding the scandal. In the News Hartford Courant: Don’t Limit Election Free Speech By Scott Blackburn Putting aside the clear legal problems, taxing something necessarily means you […]

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Time: Meet the Man Who Invented the Super PAC (In the News)

By Alex Altman The mastermind behind the super PAC has no regrets. “My only regret is the backlash,” David Keating says with a wry smile.   Keating is one of the most influential political activists you’ve never heard of. He was the architect of a federal lawsuit that ended in a landmark 2010 court ruling […]

Filed Under: In the News, Quotes CCP

Daily Media Links 5/13: Hillary Clinton-Aligned Group Gets Closer to Her Campaign, Should Campaign Donations Be Taxed?, and more…

In the News Time: Meet the Man Who Invented the Super PAC By Alex Altman The mastermind behind the super PAC has no regrets. “My only regret is the backlash,” David Keating says with a wry smile.   Keating is one of the most influential political activists you’ve never heard of. He was the architect […]

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