In the News: Daily Orange: Former dean helps repeal ordinance preventing political free speech

By Charlie Mastoloni … Rubin said he remembered when the ordinance first came to his attention about five years ago. “We had some typical lawn signs up and one day I came back from Newhouse and the signs were gone. I asked my wife what happened and she said a code enforcer from the town […]

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Daily Media Links 10/31: Harvard Business Law Review: The Non-Expert Agency: Using the SEC to Regulate Partisan Politics, Failure to Learn from Scandal, Analysis of Recent Claims by Anti-Corporate Speech Activists, and more…

In the News Harvard Business Law Review: The Non-Expert Agency: Using the SEC to Regulate Partisan Politics. By Brad Smith and Allen Dickerson Over the past 15 years advocates of campaign finance reform, frustrated by the structure and design of the Federal Election Commission (FEC), have attempted to offload the duties of campaign finance regulation to […]

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In the News: Washington Post: Republicans target minor parties after election losses

By Reid Wilson Republican legislators and political activists in several red states are taking steps to make it harder for minor party candidates to make the ballot after a string of elections Democrats won with less than 50 percent of the vote. The Ohio legislature voted earlier this week to require minor parties to collect signatures […]

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Blatant Partisanship and Outright Misinformation: Public Citizen’s Press Conference

Yesterday’s Public Citizen event calling for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to promulgate a rule forcing corporations to disclose their political spending was a disappointing mixture of blatant partisanship and outright misinformation. Headlined by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) – for the first twenty minutes or so – Public Citizen’s panel […]

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In the News: Acton Institute: Religious Left’s Mendacious, Deceptive, Astro-Turfing Kabuki Dance at the SEC

By Bruce Walker The Securities and Exchange Commission conducted a hearing Wednesday to determine whether it should promulgate new disclosure rules for public companies. On hand was Laura Berry, executive director, the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, a New York-based watchdog group. Ms. Berry was joined by a host of other liberal/progressive representatives working hard to […]

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Daily Media Links 10/30: NY Post: De Blasio reaps union donations thanks to campaign finance loophole, Washington Times: Relationship between California governor’s dog, lobbyist in question, and more…

State and Local New York –– NY Post: De Blasio reaps union donations thanks to campaign finance loophole By Beth DeFalco and Yoav Gonen The union had already given more than $25,000 from other non-New York City chapters, including locals in Chicago, Boston, Atlantic City and Los Angeles. In 2005, de Blasio led the passage of a […]

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Failure to Learn from Scandal

Activists continue pushing for non-expert agencies to regulate speech For Release: October 30, 2013   Contact: Joe Trotter   Phone: 210-352-0055 (Cell) The Center for Competitive Politics President David Keating released a statement on this afternoon’s Public Citizen press briefing: “The effort to make the IRS into a campaign finance law enforcement agency created one of the worst scandals in […]

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Analysis of Recent Claims by Anti-Corporate Speech Activists

This afternoon Public Citizen will hold a press briefing on the recent push by pro-regulation activists to force the Securities and Exchange Commission into regulating corporate political speech disclosure.  Here is an analysis of some of their recent claims: Sens. Menendez and Warren are misleading the public when they cite over 600,000 submitted comment letters […]

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Daily Media Links 10/29: In a Switch, Green Groups Are Outspending Their Industry Foes–And Winning, Arizona and Its Conflicts Over Public Financing, and more…

Independent Groups National Journal: In a Switch, Green Groups Are Outspending Their Industry Foes–And Winning By Coral Davenport At the beginning of 2013, the Washington, D.C.-based League of Conservation Voters scanned all elections taking place across the country, and chose three that it believed could have a major impact on global-warming policy. It then teamed up […]

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In the News: Delaware Online: Should nonpartisan Delaware group be regulated?

Delaware Online: Should nonpartisan Delaware group be regulated? By Allen Dickerson and Zac Morgan Thanks to the new law, if Delaware Strong wants to distribute its voter guides before the 2014 election, it must register with the state, and file reports listing the names and addresses of its donors. Essentially, the new law makes Delaware […]

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