CCP releases statement on Danielczyk ruling

Today, Judge Cacheris released a ruling affirming his recent decision in U.S. v. Danielczyk declaring a ban on direct corporate donations to candidates unconstitutional.

In response, the Center for Competitive Politics released the following statement:

“Judge Cacheris has rightly concluded that the First Amendment does not allow the government to discriminate against certain unpopular types of speakers by denying them the right to contribute to the candidates and causes of their choice,” said Sean Parnell, president of the Center for Competitive Politics. “Just as ‘Pitchfork’ Ben Tillman’s legacy of Jim Crow laws has been repudiated, so has the Tillman Act that sought to stifle unwelcome political speech.”

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