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Overwhelmingly Opposed: An Analysis of Public and 955 Organization, Expert, and Public Official Comments on the IRS’s 501(c)(4) Rulemaking

Overwhelmingly Opposed An Analysis of Public and 955 Organization, Expert, and Public Official Comments on the IRS’s 501(c)(4) Rulemaking By Matt Nese and Kelsey Drapkin Less than seven months after news broke that the Internal Revenue Service had been singling out conservative-leaning groups’ applications for 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status for higher scrutiny, the Service proposed new [...]

Filed Under: External Relations Sub-Pages, First Amendment, IRS, IRS and the Tea Party, Issue Advocacy, Issues, Research (Contribution Limits), 501(c)(4)'s, IRS Rulemaking, Kelsey Drapkin, Matt Nese, NonprofitFreedom.org, Speech Police, First Amendment, Issue Advocacy

Policy Primer: Campaign Contribution Limits–A Cap on Free Speech

Although the Supreme Court has upheld some forms of contribution limits, such laws diminish the First Amendment’s guarantee that Congress and the States “shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech….” While many perceive limits to be widespread, many states actually do not limit various forms of contributions to candidates, political parties, or political [...]

Filed Under: 1. McCutcheon, Contribution Limits, Contribution Limits, Contribution Limits Federal, Contribution Limits Handouts, Contribution Limits State, Contributions & Limits, External Relations Sub-Pages, Research (Contribution Limits), Center for Competitive Politics, Contribution Caps, Donation Limits, Randall v. Sorrell, Contribution Limits, Handouts (Contribution Limits), Research (Contribution Limits), Contribution Limits, Contributions & Limits, Vermont

State False Statement Laws: Should the Government Act as the Truth Police?

State False Statement Laws: Should the Government Act as the Truth Police? By Matt Nese and Brennan Mancil This Issue Review discusses the seventeen states that have adopted constitutionally vulnerable “false statement” laws that unwisely put government in the business of acting as the “truth police.” Such statutes cover general speech about a candidate or [...]

Filed Under: First Amendment, Jurisprudence & Litigation, Research (Contribution Limits), SBA List v. Driehaus, Brennan Mancil, Center for Competitive Politics, False Statement Laws, Matt Nese, Ohio Elections Commission, First Amendment, Jurisprudence & Litigation, Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin

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