Comments of CCP Legal Director Allen Dickerson on the James Madison Center for Free Speech’s Petition to the FEC

On August 22, 201, CCP Legal Director Allen Dickerson submitted comments to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) in support of a Petition for Rulemaking filed with the FEC by the James Madison Center for Free Speech on January 26, 2010.

CCP believes that the James Madison Center for Free Speech’s petition properly aligns FEC regulations with the understanding of the First Amendment recently articulated by the Supreme Court in its January 2010 decision in Citizens United v. FEC.

The FEC should aprove this petition, effectively repealing existing FEC regulations that have since been invalidated by the Supreme Court.

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