Super PAC Donor Lists Likely Unsurprising

Today’s the big day, when all the super PACs reveal where they get the money to create ads that, according to an AP piece that’s been picked up by everyone from The Washington Post to Time Magazine, “have pummeled Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and others for the past two months by spending millions of dollars […]

Filed Under: Blog, Disclosure, Disclosure Press Release/In the News/Blog, Featured Content, In the News, Super PACs

Welcome to the new Center for Competitive Politics

Wait, don’t go back a page – if you’re looking for The Center for Competitive Politics, you’ve found it. We look a little different but it’s merely a part of our master plan to be the most efficient and timely portal for all things related to defending and promoting the First Amendment political rights of speech, assembly, and petition.

Filed Under: Blog, Featured Content

Media Hits and Mentions: Spotlight, CSPAN-3

CSPAN: Super Political Action Committees Panelists talked about the influence of “Super PACS” on the 2012 elections and beyond. Per the Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, independent expenditure-only committees, “Super PACS,” may may raise unlimited sums of money from corporations, unions, associations and individuals to spend unlimited sums in […]

Filed Under: Blog, Completed Case, Litigation Blog/Press Releases, Super PACs, United States v. Danielczyk Other Links, hits, Media

In the News: Metropolitan Corporate Counsel: Citizens United, Shareholding Activists, And Political Speech: What Corporate Managers Need To Know

Citizens United, Shareholding Activists, And Political Speech: What Corporate Managers Need To Know By Allen Dickerson Last month marked the second anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC, a case which famously expanded the scope of political speech protected under the First Amendment. Whereas corporations and unions were previously prohibited […]

Filed Under: Corporate Governance, Corporate Governance Press Release/In the News/Blog, In the News, Published Articles

In the News: Wall Street Journal: The War on Political Free Speech

The War on Political Free Speech By Brad Smith Two years ago the Supreme Court upheld the right of an incorporated nonprofit organization to distribute, air and advertise a turgid documentary about Hillary Clinton called, appropriately enough, “Hillary: The Movie.” From this seemingly innocuous and obvious First Amendment decision has sprung a campaign of disinformation […]

Filed Under: Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, In the News, Published Articles, WSJ

Brown, Warren reach deal on Super PACs: But here’s a better idea

So out in Massachusetts, Senator Scott Brown (R. Ma.) and his likely challenger, Elizabeth (“How dare you use our roads to ship your goods to us”) Warren have agreed on a pledge “banning third-party involvement in race,” as the Boston Globe put it. According to the Globe, Pro-Warren Super PACs have been bashing Senator Brown […]

Filed Under: Blog, Super PACs, Massachusetts

The Anniversary of Citizens United

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Today, you will hear a lot about the so-called corrosive […]

Filed Under: Blog, Featured Content, Money in Politics, Super PACs, anniversary, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, Stephen Colbert, super PACs

“Citizens United: The end of Democracy as we know it.”

We love the campaign finance reform community. Almost every day, they give us something to chuckle about. For example, the Louisiana State Bar Association featured a debate yesterday between Jim Bopp and Robert Weissman under the title “Citizens United v. FEC: The End of Democracy as We Know It?” Is that even debateable? Since January […]

Filed Under: Blog, Disclosure, Disclosure Press Release/In the News/Blog, Featured Content, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, End of Democracy, Louisiana Bar Association, Louisiana

Win in Farris v. Seabrook

Our friends at the Institute for Justice scored a major victory today, winning legal recognition that limiting contributions to recall efforts is unconstitutional. CCP authored an amicus brief in the case, arguing that the state of Washington’s attempt to paint recall efforts as potentially corrupting was misguided. The Ninth Circuit agreed, affirming a lower court […]

Filed Under: Blog, Completed Case, Farris v. Seabrook Other Links, Litigation Blog/Press Releases, Contribution, Contribution limits, Farris, FEC, First Amendment, Washington

FEC Investigations are No Joke

Last night, The Colbert Report and The Daily Show continued their on-going gag involving the “Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC”. We’ve embedded the clip below, where Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert (with call-in legal advice from former FEC Commissioner Trevor Potter) get as close to the line of “not coordinating” as humanly […]

Filed Under: Blog, Featured Content, Super PACs, Colbert, coordination, Stewart, super PAC

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