Delaware

Alt-Twitter and the Battle for Anonymous Political Speech

On April 6th, the Department of Homeland Security took the unusual – and likely illegal and unconstitutional – step of attempting to “unmask” the user of a pseudonymous Twitter account. The account, @ALT_uscis, was one of a collection that had sprung up over the past few months to protest the Trump administration’s handling of various […]

Filed Under: Blog, Coalition for Secular Government v. Gessler Other Links, CSG v. Gessler, Delaware Strong Families v. Biden Other Links, Disclosure, Disclosure, Disclosure Press Release/In the News/Blog, Independence Institute v. FEC Other Links, Independence Institute v. Gessler Other Links, @ALT_uscis, anonymous internet speech, Department of Homeland Security, DHS, Harassment, Privacy, Rick Hasen, Twitter, Colorado, Delaware

Heritage Foundation Event Highlights Donor Privacy, CCP Cases

Attacks on donor privacy are increasingly seen as one of the foremost threats to free speech in America, if a Thursday event at the Heritage Foundation is any indication. The conservative think tank brought in four speakers to address assaults on the First Amendment ranging from infringements on religious liberty to university speech codes to […]

Filed Under: Blog, CCP v. Harris Other Links, Delaware Strong Families v. Biden Other Links, Disclosure, Disclosure Press Release/In the News/Blog, IRS and the Tea Party, Issues, Bradley A. Smith, Cleta Mitchell, Don McGahn, Donor Privacy, Hans A. von Spakovsky, Robert Alt, The Heritage Foundation, U.S. Supreme Court, CCP v. Harris, Delaware Strong Families v. Biden, California, Delaware, Montana, Wisconsin

Supreme Court declines review of Delaware disclosure law, Thomas dissents

Alexandria, VA – The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal in Delaware Strong Families v. Denn, which challenged a broad Delaware disclosure law that took effect in 2013. Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a six-page dissent, which is highly unusual when the Court denies review. Justice Samuel Alito also indicated that he would have […]

Filed Under: Blog, Delaware Strong Families v. Biden Other Links, Press Releases, Delaware Strong Families v. Denn, Justice Clarence Thomas, Justice Samuel Alito, U.S. Supreme Court, Delaware

ICYMI: Former Obama Counsel Bauer on “Major” Disclosure Case at Supreme Court

“[Delaware Strong Families] has received little attention – far less than it should” Alexandria, VA – On the MoreSoftMoneyHardLaw.com blog, former White House Counsel to President Obama, Bob Bauer, writes about Delaware Strong Families v. Denn, which the Supreme Court will review on Thursday. The Center for Competitive Politics is representing Delaware Strong Families in the case. […]

Filed Under: Blog, Delaware Strong Families v. Biden Other Links, Press Releases, Bob Bauer, SCOTUSblog, Delaware

Three Primary Threats to 501(c)(3) Donor Privacy

Across the country, those who wish to silence dissent are seeking to force nonprofit groups to reveal the private information – names, home addresses, occupations, and employers – of their supporters to the government. This strategy, which is being employed in states across the ideological spectrum, and by officials of both parties, is intended to […]

Filed Under: Disclosure, Disclosure, Disclosure Handouts, Disclosure State, Research, "Incidental Committees", 501(c)(3)s, Electioneering Communications, Disclosure, Disclosure, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington

Policy Paper – H.B. 300, the Delaware Elections Disclosure Act

This Policy Paper analyzes H.B. 300, the Delaware Elections Disclosure Act of 2012, with a focus on two serious constitutional issues inherent in the legislation. Despite these issues, this legislation eventually passed both chambers of the General Assembly and was signed into law by Governor Jack Markell. You can read the Policy Paper here. Download […]

Filed Under: Disclosure, Disclosure Comments, Disclosure Handouts, Disclosure State, External Relations Sub-Pages, State, State Comments and Testimony, Center for Competitive Politics, Delaware, Deleware Elections Disclosure Act, H.B. 300, Jack Markell, Delaware

In the News: News Journal: State to appeal ruling on political secrecy

By Allen Dickerson The voter guide at issue in the lawsuit is a nonpartisan voter guide that does not promote any candidates. It simply provides information on how each candidate stands on a variety of issues. The core of the lawsuit asks whether a group that publishes voter guides that do not promote candidates can […]

Filed Under: Current Case, Delaware Strong Families v. Biden Other Links, In the News, Litigation Blog/Press Releases, Published Articles, Delaware

In the News: News Journal: State to appeal ruling on political secrecy

By Jonathan Starkey The conservative group Delaware Strong Families, which has organized against same-sex marriage in Delaware and publishes an annual voters guide promoting political candidates, filed the lawsuit, arguing that the law was burdensome and would improperly chill free speech rights. David Keating, president of the Center For Competitive Politics, which represented Delaware Strong Families, said Friday they […]

Filed Under: Current Case, Delaware Strong Families v. Biden Other Links, In the News, In the News Our Cases, Litigation Blog/Press Releases, Quotes CCP, Delaware

In the News: Wall Street Journal: The First State’s Free Speech Win

Center for Competitive Politics president David Keating on why a Delaware court struck down a campaign-finance disclosure law. Read more… For more information on Delaware Strong Families v. Biden, check out this resource page.

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In the News: News Journal: Judge bars enforcement of election disclosure law

By Sean O’Sullivan Robinson then concluded the primary purpose of the act – regulating anonymous political advocacy – and the collection of personal information required by the act are “too tenuous to pass constitutional muster.” As a result, Robinson said Delaware Strong Families is likely to prevail at trial and barred the state from enforcing the act until […]

Filed Under: Current Case, Delaware Strong Families v. Biden Other Links, In the News, In the News Our Cases, Litigation Blog/Press Releases, Quotes CCP, Delaware