Daily Media Links 4/3: ICYMI: Lawsuit to strike restriction on campaign donations moves forward, Citizens United PAC gives over $100K to 18 incumbents, and more…

In the News Westmoreland County Times: ICYMI: Lawsuit to strike restriction on campaign donations moves forward CCP Legal Director Allen Dickerson argued the motion last month in a three-hour hearing before Judge Wilkins. Noted Dickerson, “where there is no reasonable possibility of any quid-pro-quo agreement between candidates and deceased contributors, there is no corruption interest […]

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In the News: Richmond Times-Dispatch: Bloomberg’s Bucks

An editorial from the Richmond Times-Dispatch quoting Chairman Brad Smith: “Nobody on the left really believes what they always say about campaign contributions and spending,” says Bradley Smith, a former chairman of the Federal Election Commission. “The ‘reformers’ do not believe money is corrupting. Rather, they believe that their political opponents are corrupt.”  Read more…

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Daily Media Links 4/2: A Political Marriage, Larry Craig Loses Major Battle in Fight Against FEC, and more…

In the News   Richmond Times-Dispatch: Bloomberg’s Bucks Editorial “Nobody on the left really believes what they always say about campaign contributions and spending,” says Bradley Smith, a former chairman of the Federal Election Commission. “The ‘reformers’ do not believe money is corrupting. Rather, they believe that their political opponents are corrupt.”  Read more…   […]

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In the News: Westmoreland Times: ICYMI: Lawsuit to strike restriction on campaign donations moves forward

From the Westmoreland Times: Setting the stage for a groundbreaking First Amendment test of campaign finance law, federal judge Robert L. Wilkins certified to the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, sitting en banc, the question of whether the government violates the right of free speech by limiting a decedent’s bequest to […]

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Daily Media Links 4/1: New Ads to Press Albany on Campaign Financing, Gessler announces for reelection as secretary of state, and more…

Independent Groups   Political Law Briefing: A Super PAC for thee but not for me? Some states don’t allow for unlimited contributions to independent expenditure committees.  Independent expenditure committees (“Super PACs”) have become commonplace at the federal level and in a number of states as well. The legal reasoning behind Super PACs, as explained in the […]

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Do State Campaign Finance Reforms Reduce Public Corruption?

CCP Academic Advisor and Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Jeff Milyo, and Adriana Cordis, Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of South Carolina Upstate, released a working paper in conjunction with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, which systematically examined the effects of campaign finance laws on actual corruption rates […]

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