Brad Smith part of NCSL Panel Thursday, Dec. 6

CONTACT: Sarah Lee, Communications Director, 770.598.7961 ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Center for Competitive Politics founder and former Federal Election Chairman Bradley Smith will take part in a panel hosted by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) on Campaign Finance in a Post-Citizens United World, Thursday, Dec. 6th from 3:15 – 4:45 pm in the Washington Hilton’s Gunston Room. Sponsored […]

Filed Under: Blog, External Relations Press Releases, External Relations Sub-Pages, Featured Content, Press Releases, Brad Smith, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, NCSL Fall Forum, Panel, Washington Hilton

CCP Files Brief in Colorado Supreme Court Free Speech Case

CONTACT: Sarah Lee, Communications Director, 770.598.7961 ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) today announced that it filed its opening brief in the Colorado Supreme Court, which earlier agreed to answer four questions presented by a federal judge hearing the case of Coalition for a Secular Government (CSG) v. Gessler. The case argues that the First Amendment to the US Constitution bars Colorado […]

Filed Under: Blog, Coalition for Secular Government v. Gessler Other Links, Current Case, Featured Content, Litigation Blog/Press Releases, Press Releases, Allen Dickerson, CCP, certified questions, Coalition for Secular Government v. Gessler Other Links, opening brief, Colorado, District Of Columbia

CSG v. Gessler: Plaintiff’s Opening Brief (Colorado Supreme Court)

The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) filed its opening brief in the Colorado Supreme Court, which earlier agreed to answer four questions presented by a federal judge hearing the case of Coalition for a Secular Government (CSG) v. Gessler. The brief argues, concerning the first question to be considered by the Court, that lengthy policy papers such as those published by CSG should […]

Filed Under: CSG v. Gessler, Legal, Legal Center, All CCP Legal Documents, CSG v. Gessler, Current Cases (Filings), Current Cases (Filings), Current Cases (Litigation), Filings, Litigation, Colorado

Daily Media Links 12/4: Support growing to dump limits on Tennessee campaign contributions, Bills to target disclosure by nonprofits giving to CA campaigns, and more…

CCP Another Poor Idea for New York  By Joe Trotter With New York State in over three hundred BILLION dollars in debt, their candidates do not need another program that makes their politicians less accountable to their constituency.  And, if New York City’s foray into public financing is any indication, there will be significant costs […]

Filed Under: Daily Media Links, California, Tennessee

Emineth v. North Dakota Complaint

The Center for Competitive Politics filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota, challenging a state ban on “electioneering on election day.” The complaint states that the ban, which prohibits all election-day attempts to “induce or persuade” any North Dakota resident to vote a particular way, is a prior […]

Filed Under: Emineth v. AG of ND, Legal, Legal Center, All CCP Legal Documents, Emineth v. AG of ND, Completed Cases (Filings), Completed Cases (Litigation), Filings, Litigation, North Dakota

CCP Legal Director in Panel Discussion at ABA

CONTACT: Sarah Lee, Communications Director, 770.598.7961 ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) Legal Director Allen Dickerson will take part in a panel at the American Bar Association (ABA) offices in downtown Washington, DC this evening, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, from 5-6:30 pm. Titled, “Citizens United? Evaluating the 2012 Presidential Election in a ‘Super […]

Filed Under: Blog, Featured Content, Super PACs, ABA, Allen Dickerson, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, Panel, District Of Columbia

Appeal Filed in Biennial Contribution Limit Case

CONTACT: Sarah Lee, Communications Director, 770.598.7961 ALEXANDRIA, VA — The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) today announced that an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court has been filed in the lawsuit challenging one of the aggregate contribution limits in federal campaign finance laws. The case concerns Virginia James, who seeks to give contributions directly to candidates […]

Filed Under: Blog, Completed Case, Featured Content, James v. FEC Other Links, Litigation Blog/Press Releases, Press Releases, aggregate limits, BCRA, Virginia James, District Of Columbia

Another Poor Idea for New York

The Campaign Finance Institute has released a study on implementing taxpayer financed political welfare for politicians in the Empire State.  Claiming that this would cost New York taxpayers only about two dollars per resident, University of Albany professor and CFI’s Executive Director Michael Malbin also claims in the report that: “There is no question that big […]

Filed Under: Blog, campaign finance, campaign finance reform, clean elections, public financing, New York

James v. FEC Appeal

Using the same BCRA procedure by which the Supreme Court heard Citizens United v. FEC, the CCP legal team argued that the US District Court committed two major errors in dismissing James’s case: First, it claimed that there is no overall aggregate limit on campaign contributions.  As noted in the appeal, “This holding is contrary to the […]

Filed Under: James v. FEC, All CCP Legal Documents, James v. FEC, Completed Cases (Filings), Completed Cases (Litigation), Filings, Litigation

James v. FEC Jurisdictional Statement

Appellant Virginia James wishes to contribute to federal candidates and their committees. She does not intend to exceed the $2,500 limit on contributions to particular candidates. But she does prefer to make contributions, in the aggregate, exceeding the $46,200 ceiling the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (“BCRA”) and subsequent FEC regulations impose. Using the […]

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