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The Objective Standard: Speech Isn’t Free when Government Requires Speakers to Register and Report (In the News)

By Ari Armstrong Imagine how America’s Founders would have reacted if politicians had tried to force them to register with the government in order to speak their minds about politics. Needless to say, they would have acted decisively and quickly against such tyranny. But in many contexts today, under federal and state laws, people legally must [...]

Filed Under: In the News, In the News Our Cases, Independence Institute Other Links, Quotes CCP

NPR (To the Point): Without Limits, Will Campaign Contributions Dominate Politics? (In the News)

There’s just nine weeks left before the mid-term elections—and there’s more money than ever for Senate and House campaigns. In April, Alabama businessman Shaun McCutcheon gave his name to a US Supreme Court decision to eliminate legal restrictions on how much an individual can give in total to candidates and committees. McCutcheon says it’s great [...]

Filed Under: Broadcast, Video, Audio, In the News, Money in Politics

Legal Newsline: Federal lawsuit challenges McCain-Feingold disclosure law (In the News)

By David Yates “While the government may require disclosure for speech related to elections, a long line of Supreme Court cases protect the First Amendment right to speak about public issues while maintaining the privacy of speakers and their supporters,” said Allen Dickerson, CCP’s legal director who is also representing the Institute. “Congress and the state [...]

Filed Under: In the News, In the News Our Cases, Independence Institute Other Links

The Daily Signal: Exclusive: Liberal Senator Preparing Report That Dismisses Allegations of IRS’ Tea Party Targeting (In the News)

By Hans von Spakovsky CCP’s complaint cannot be easily dismissed. It is a non-partisan, third-party organization that is not part of the IRS investigations. It is headed by former Federal Election Commission chairman Bradley Smith. Its complaint raises serious ethics issue over a senator trying to use a federal agency against his political opponents and is supported by [...]

Filed Under: In the News, IRS, IRS and the Tea Party, Quotes CCP

Daily Media Links 9/5: Liberal Senator Preparing Report That Dismisses Allegations of IRS’ Tea Party Targeting, Federal lawsuit challenges McCain-Feingold disclosure law, and more…

In the News The Daily Signal: Exclusive: Liberal Senator Preparing Report That Dismisses Allegations of IRS’ Tea Party Targeting By Hans von Spakovsky CCP’s complaint cannot be easily dismissed. It is a non-partisan, third-party organization that is not part of the IRS investigations. It is headed by former Federal Election Commission chairman Bradley Smith. Its complaint raises serious [...]

Filed Under: Daily Media Links

Daily Media Links 9/4: Litigation Backgrounder: Independence Institute v. Gessler and Independence Institute v. FEC, Independent Spending and Independent Voters, and more…

CCP Litigation Backgrounder: Independence Institute v. Gessler and Independence Institute v. FEC The Independence Institute’s fears are not conjectural. Ideological opponents of the Institute have in the past abused Colorado’s campaign finance disclosure system, demanding the organization disclose its donors. Thankfully, a Colorado Administrative Law Judge agreed with the think tank that it need not register [...]

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Daily Media Links 9/3: Lawsuit challenges McCain-Feingold disclosure law, The value of an endorsement, and more…

CCP Lawsuit challenges McCain-Feingold disclosure law The Center for Competitive Politics today filed two lawsuits on behalf of a Colorado think tank saying that similar state and federal campaign finance disclosure laws are unconstitutional under the First Amendment. The Independence Institute wishes to run two ads: one asking Colorado Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennett to [...]

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Lawsuit challenges McCain-Feingold disclosure law

The Center for Competitive Politics today filed two lawsuits on behalf of a Colorado think tank saying that similar state and federal campaign finance disclosure laws are unconstitutional under the First Amendment. The Independence Institute wishes to run two ads: one asking Colorado Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennett to support a federal sentencing reform [...]

Filed Under: Blog, Independence Institute Other Links, Press Releases

Daily Caller: Citizens United Redux: The Masses Deserve A Media Exemption Too (In the News)

By Eric Wang Before challenging the Colorado law, Citizens United first approached state regulators to see whether it too could avail itself of the media exemption. But officials rebuffed its request, pointing to the state’s antiquated laws, which only exempt newspapers, magazines, “other periodical[s],” and “broadcast facilit[ies]” from the disclaimer and reporting requirements, thus excluding more recent forms of media, [...]

Filed Under: Disclosure Press Release/In the News/Blog, Eric Wang, In the News, Published Articles

Daily Media Links 8/29: Citizens United Redux: The Masses Deserve A Media Exemption Too, Lerner’s Blackberry: Is There a Scandal?, and more…

In the News Daily Caller: Citizens United Redux: The Masses Deserve A Media Exemption Too By Eric Wang Before challenging the Colorado law, Citizens United first approached state regulators to see whether it too could avail itself of the media exemption. But officials rebuffed its request, pointing to the state’s antiquated laws, which only exempt newspapers, magazines, “other periodical[s],” [...]

Filed Under: Daily Media Links