So which is it?

Public Citizen proudly issued a press release today praising a New York Supreme Court justice’s ruling not to expose the identity of an anonymous blogger.

Ironically, earlier this year Public Citizen strongly advocated for the forced disclosure of contributors to grassroots organizations.

Maybe anonymous speech isn’t so bad after all?

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The Best Laid Plans of Roberts and the Regulators

One of the few certainties in everyday life, both inside and outside the Beltway, is that our best-intentioned efforts rarely ever generate the exact outcome we hope for and, more often than not, trigger unintended consequences.  Case in point: the regulatory aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision in Federal Election Commission v. Wisconsin Right to Life

 

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“McCain-Feingold in the Ivory Tower”

George Will penned a new column detailing Aaron Flint’s challenge to a rule at the University of Montana at Missoula that limits candidates for student office to spending $100 on their campaigns.

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Hillary and McCain-Feingold

On Friday the Wall Street Journal published an enlightening piece that highlights how "campaign finance restrictions create incentives for corruption."

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“Subversive” Verse: A Reply to Bauer; and Why 2008 May Look Like 2004

Bob Bauer uses verse to have the last word on the FEC’s rulemaking on electioneering communications.

Bauer’s advice seems so sagacious and dispassionate that it is easy to forget that he and his colleagues filed comments on behalf of clients in the FEC’s rulemaking.

Click on the headline to find out who these clients are, and why 2008 may look a lot like 2004.

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Disclosure isn’t for everyone

Think that all candidates are required by law to disclose the contributors to their campaign? Think again.

The campaign of a city council candidate in Miami reminds us that not all candidates are subject to disclosure requirements. And for good reason.

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About that engagement ring…

You always hear that political connections run deep in Washington.  But until the recently enacted lobbying and ethics regulations we had no idea just how close these ties ran!

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Text of anti-First Amendment resolution now available

The text of the Senate resolution to dismantle the First Amendment is now available.

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McCain: Eliminate independent speech

John McCain said yesterday on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace that, "527’s need to be eliminated…these so-called 527’s – 527s are a disgrace and they have to be eliminated because they are a clear violation of the law."

You can read the whole interview by clicking HERE.

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Harkin, Cochran cosponsor anti-First Amendment resolution

Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) have joined Senators Arlen Specter and Chuck Schumer in cosponsoring a resolution that would dismantle the First Amendment.

CCP will post text of the resolution when it become available.

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The Center for Competitive Politics is now the Institute for Free Speech.