This weekend in campaign finance

With the second anniversary of the Citizens United decision coming up this Saturday, reform groups are  pulling out all the stops to protest the decision.  Between  coming up with impossibly forced acronyms and enacting whatever solution they came up with during their anti-CU house parties, the reform community should probably prepare for another Supreme Court case. However, […]

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US News & World Report: Super PACs Level the Playing Field

Super PACs Level the Playing Field By Bradley A. Smith Super PACs are not an evil tolerated under the First Amendment–they are what the First Amendment is all about. A super PAC, after all, is simply a group of citizens pooling resources to speak out about politics. In 2010, the first election after the U.S. […]

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Manhattan Institute: Jim Copland explains the importance of corporate governance issues (Video)

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Brad Smith on APM’s Marketplace

As the anniversary of Citizens United rolls around and we begin an election year, Super PACs and the role they play has piqued public interest. CCP Chairman Brad Smith was on American Public Media’s Marketplace Thursday morning to discuss why Republican super PACs are out raising their competitors …

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In the News: NY Post: An awful elex fix

An awful elex fix By Bradley A. Smith In last week’s State of the State Address, Gov. Cuomo called for “campaign-finance reform.” “It’s time we make sure that all New Yorkers have an equal voice in our political process,” he said, noting that the state ranked 48th in the nation in voter turnout. Cuomo added […]

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CCP Comments on Danielczyk

Sarah Lee, Communications Director,

Center for Competitive Politics

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Center for Competitive Politics yesterday filed an amicus brief in U.S. v. Danielczyka case that began in May of 2011 when a federal judge in Virginia struck down the ban on direct corporate contributions to federal candidates. The case is currently before the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

 

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Amicus Brief: Milyo and Primo Amicus Brief in US v. Danielczyk

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Amicus Brief: US v. Danielczyk

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CCP Files Amicus in Danielczyk

Are corporate contributions to candidates truly more corrupting than an identical contribution from an individual? Or does the government just say so?

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The Trouble with Bernie

You have to admire his tenacity. Last month, US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), one of the more dedicated anti-business activists in congress, proposed an amendment to the constitution, which among other things, effectively banned any incorporated business from engaging in political spending whatsoever.

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