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Daily Media Links 4/26: Donald Trump is the Death Rattle of TV News, Fight Against NC LGBT Discrimination Law Reveals Hypocrisy Over ‘Dark Money’, and more…

In the News More Soft Money Hard Law: Disclosure Wars: Issues of Policies and Purposes Bob Bauer Related to this is the question of whether it matters that a state would endeavor to keep this information off the public record, for its use only.  In another case testing the facial constitutionality of this requirement, the […]

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Nonprofit Times: California Can’t Have Donor Info (In the News)

Mark Hrywna David Keating, president of the Center for Competitive Politics (CCP), was unsure how much the decision would affect his organization’s case but what came out during the trial might. Arlington, Va.-based CCP has fought similar battles against the AG’s office in recent years. “Representations the government made in our case turned out to […]

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San Francisco Chronicle: Koch-run foundation exempt from naming top donors, judge rules (In the News)

Bob Egelko In a May 2015 ruling involving another conservative foundation, the Center for Competitive Politics, the appeals court said requiring nonprofit charitable and educational organizations to report their donors to the state does not violate their rights, and that fears of public disclosure and harassment were merely “speculative.” The foundation appealed to the U.S. […]

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Washington Post: Koch-backed conservative group wins right to withhold donor list from California (In the News)

Matea Gold “I think this has fairly large implications for the ability of states to keep expanding disclosure laws,” said Bradley Smith, chairman of the Center for Competitive Politics, which has challenged the constitutionality of California’s rule. He’s hopeful that the 9th Circuit may now reconsider his organization’s case. “The big holding here is you’ve […]

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Daily Media Links 4/25: Trump campaign disavows pro-Trump super PAC, Schumer’s Self-Detonating Confirmation Demand, and more…

In the News Washington Post: Koch-backed conservative group wins right to withhold donor list from California Matea Gold “I think this has fairly large implications for the ability of states to keep expanding disclosure laws,” said Bradley Smith, chairman of the Center for Competitive Politics, which has challenged the constitutionality of California’s rule. He’s hopeful […]

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Daily Media Links 4/22: Court Strikes Down California Effort to Reveal Donors to Nonprofit, Anti-Trump groups find money can’t buy you hate — at least not ad money, and more…

Donor Privacy Washington Free Beacon: Court Strikes Down California Effort to Reveal Donors to Nonprofit Lachlan Markay District court judge Manuel Real ruled that attorney general Kamala Harris’ office did not demonstrate a sufficient need for that information when it sought to bar the conservative Americans for Prosperity Foundation from raising money in the state […]

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Daily Media Links 4/21: Sanders spent $9 per vote in New York. Trump? About 13 cents.,

Effects of Campaign Spending CPI: Sanders spent $9 per vote in New York. Trump? About 13 cents. Michael Beckel Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders faltered in New York despite outspending front-runner Hillary Clinton on the television and radio airwaves. Sanders won about 750,000 votes in New York — or 42 percent — while spending more […]

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Politico: Clinton joint fundraising effort falls into ‘gray area’ (In the News)

Nick Gass Nothing in Deutsch’s letter is on its face incorrect, Noble said. Whether it’s illegal? It’s a “gray area,” he added, warning that these sorts of arrangements would only grow unless they are stopped. Others were not sure. Bradley Smith, a law professor at Capital University who served on the FEC for five years […]

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Daily Media Links 4/20: Republican warns of creeping threat of media regulation at FEC, PAC donations from elderly donors draw scrutiny, and more…

In the News Politico: Clinton joint fundraising effort falls into ‘gray area’ Nick Gass Nothing in Deutsch’s letter is on its face incorrect, Noble said. Whether it’s illegal? It’s a “gray area,” he added, warning that these sorts of arrangements would only grow unless they are stopped. Others were not sure. Bradley Smith, a law […]

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Daily Media Links 11/19: No sane judge would pass Bernie Sanders’ Supreme Court litmus test, I Disagree With What You Say, So I Will File a Campaign Finance Complaint, and more…

CCP The FEC, LLCs, and Political Contribution Disclosure Brad Smith Lawyers are known for being too clever by half, and that no doubt is why some commissioners are so apoplectic at allowing these past actions by LLCs to slide past. To them, the law was pretty clear, even if tricky lawyers can conjure up an […]

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