Advisory Opinion on Colbert Super PAC

Stephen Colbert’s request for an advisory opinion was ruled on today by the FEC.  CCP President Sean Parnell had this comment on the ruling:

“The travails of Stephen Colbert and his Colbert Super-PAC serve to illustrate just how far we have strayed from the First Amendment when a comedian needs to ask the government for permission or at least clarification of the law in order to air on his show or elsewhere ads mocking campaign finance regulation.  Mr. Colbert’s experience demonstrates just how complex, convoluted, and ultimately stifling of political speech our campaign finance system is.”

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