Center for Competitive Politics Files Amicus Brief in DeLay Appeal

Contact: Sarah Lee, Center for Competitive Politics, 703-894-6800, [email protected]

Allen Dickerson, Legal Director, Center for Competitive Politics, [email protected]

Benjamin Barr, of counsel, Center for Competitive Politics, [email protected]

 

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Arguing that laws criminalizing First Amendment conduct must at least be clear, the Center for Competitive Politics filed an amicus brief in the Texas Court of Appeals in DeLay v. State.  

For nearly a decade, Tom DeLay and his colleagues have been involved in a legal challenge concerning the constitutionality of the Texas Election Code.  The case centers on a complaint filed by Texans for Public Justice alleging that even though DeLay and his associates complied with relevant provisions of Texas election law, their use of election funds was somehow illegal.  

 

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Amicus Brief in DeLay v. State

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CCP files Amicus in Washington Case

Sarah Lee, Communications Director,

Center for Competitive Politics

703.894.6824

[email protected]

Alexandria, Va. – The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) on Thursday, Sept. 22, filed an amicus curiae brief in support of Robin Farris and the “Recall Dale Washam” committee in Washington State.

Farris has been involved in trying to recall Pierce County Assessor-Treasurer Dale Washam for, among other charges, using his office to retaliate against his personal and political opponents, actions that are grounds for recall in Washington State.

After the state’s Supreme Court determined Washam was eligible for a recall, Farris and her group began a campaign to gather signatures to place the recall on the ballot. Because of Washam’s tendency to retaliate against his opponents, Farris had difficulty recruiting volunteers to gather signatures. She then attempted to hire less intimidated professional signature gatherers but was stymied by the cost. Moreover, due to the contribution limits imposed by the state’s campaign finance laws, the group wasn’t able to afford the costs of raising funds, a necessary element in trying to pay professionals to gather signatures.

 

 

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Amicus Brief: Farris v. Seabrook

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Amicus Brief: McComish v. Bennett

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Amicus Brief: Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Co., Inc.

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Amicus Brief: Citizens United v. FEC

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Amicus Brief: Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce v. City of Long Beach

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Amicus Brief: In support of writ of a certiorari for VEC

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Amicus Brief: Davis v. FEC

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