Media Watch: A Long Way to Go

Organizing for America’s creation reinforces two important lessons about politics.  First, politicians tend to do what is in their best interest at the moment, be it railing against money in politics for cheap political points or helping campaigns transition into advocacy non-profits.  Second, our system of government thrives because of our rights regarding political speech, […]

Filed Under: Blog, Media Watch, Money in Politics, First Amendment, lobbying, money in politics

Disclosure in a Post-Citizens United Real World

In this article, CCP Chairman Bradley A. Smith examines several practical and constitutional issues with campaign finance disclosure. In particular, Smith scrutinizes those policies being advocated by proponents of greater regulation of political speech in response to the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. A primary political reaction to Citizens United […]

Filed Under: Disclosure, Disclosure, Disclosure, External Relations Sub-Pages, Independent Speech, Jurisprudence & Litigation, Research, Stand By Your Ad, Bradley A. Smith, Buckley v. Valeo, campaign finance disclosure, campaign finance reform, Capital University Law School, Center for Competitive Politics, Citizens United v. FEC, Dark Money, FECA, First Amendment, independent speech, money in politics, NAACP v. Alabama, West Virginia University, Disclosure, Independent Speech, Jurisprudence & Litigation, Disclosure, Independent Speech, Jurisprudence & Litigation, Stand By Your Ad

James v. FEC Named “Petition of the Day”

  James v. FEC Named “Petition of the Day”   ALEXANDRIA, Va. –  SCOTUSblog on Wednesday named James v. FEC as the petition of the day, which is given to cases that raise “one or more questions that have a reasonable chance of being granted.”  The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) represents the plaintiff, Virginia James, who is challenging the aggregate […]

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Daily Media Links 3/1: Federal judge dismisses challenge to Colorado campaign-finance law, Mr. Markey’s outburst, and more…

CCP   Media Watch: Campaign Finance and Slavery  By Joe Trotter Dredd Scott and Citizens United cases have something in common: they were both a challenge against government suppression of natural rights.  The validity of the comparison ends there. But apparently not for some legislators and newspaper pundits with axes to grind.  Read more…   […]

Filed Under: Daily Media Links, Colorado

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