DSF v. Biden: Order Granting Motion for Preliminary Injunction

PDF of Order Granting MPI Plaintiff Delaware Strong Families (“DSF”) has filed a verified complaint seeking a judgment to prevent enforcement of certain provisions of the Delaware Election Disclosures Act (“the Act”), 15 Del. C.§ 8001, et seq., which became law on January 1, 2013. Prior to its enactment, Delaware’s election laws did not regulate nonprofit […]

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Daily Media Links 3/31: Toledo Blade: Challenge to Ohio speech law has DeWine straddling issue, Politico: Darrell Issa rankles some Republicans in handling IRS tea party probe, National Journal: Why Democrats Are Going All In on the Koch Brothers, and more…

Supreme Court Toledo Blade: Challenge to Ohio speech law has DeWine straddling issue By JIM PROVANCE “… such [commission] hearings can be manipulated by complainants so that the costs they impose on a political opponent form part of the complainant’s campaign strategy,” reads the opinion filed for Mr. DeWine. “There is reason to believe that some complainants do precisely that. […]

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Daily Media Links 3/28: RNLA: Campaign Legal Center’s Sordid History of “Encouraging” the IRS, CPI: Ready for Hillary Courts Super PAC Skeptics, WSJ: Rate That Oligarch, and more…

IRS RNLA: Campaign Legal Center’s Sordid History of “Encouraging” the IRS By Paul Jossey While CLC would initially claim it was “breathtaking” that the IRS would be “harassing mom-and-pop tea party organizations,” it knew exactly what was going on and had publicly encouraged the IRS. A March 9, 2012 CLC letter to the IRS quoted a New York Times article: “In recent […]

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Daily Media Links 3/27: Public Citizen’s Spin, NY Times: House Oversight Leader Accuses I.R.S. Commissioner of Stonewalling Inquiry, Washington Post: House lawyers say panel can pursue contempt charges against Lois Lerner, and more…

CCP Public Citizen’s Spin By Joe Trotter So…what?  The fact alone that people and organizations collectively submitted over 140,000 comments, smashing the previous record for comments on an IRS NPRM, is a clear indication that the status quo is unacceptable and that the IRS needs to hash out problems with the current system. But while most of […]

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Public Citizen’s Spin

Sometimes you just have to give props to the anti-speech activist community for managing to find a silver lining when they are clearly on the wrong side of history. Public Citizen, part of the conglomerate of groups that publically claimed that the IRS wasn’t doing enough to tamp down on 501(c)(4) organizations, managed to find […]

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In the News: Daily Caller: Scott Brown is right to avoid the ‘People’s Pledge’ politicians’ pact

By Eric Wang Some degree of misbranding is ever-present in politics, but never has a label been more universally misused than when something is done in the name of “the people.” One can just look around the world and throughout history at all of the “People’s Republics” to see that the only people who benefited in those regimes were […]

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Daily Media Links 3/26: Daily Caller: That Deceptive Koch Chart…, Wall Street Journal: The Koch Effect?, Roll Call: Democrats’ Anti-Koch Attacks Have a Familiar Ring, and more…

In the News Daily Caller: Scott Brown is right to avoid the ‘People’s Pledge’ politicians’ pact By Eric Wang Some degree of misbranding is ever-present in politics, but never has a label been more universally misused than when something is done in the name of “the people.” One can just look around the world and throughout history […]

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In the News: Janine Turner: Brad Smith

Brad Smith talks about the proposed IRS rules governing the political activity of social welfare groups that would almost surely drive them out of the political process.  Listen…

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Daily Media Links 3/25: Wall Street Journal: Rigging Campaign Finance to Rig Elections, Forbes: The Real Dark Political Money Is The Kind Raised Involuntarily, MSNBC: Democratic super PAC looks to counter Kochs’ influence, and more…

In the News Janine Turner: Brad Smith Brad Smith talks about the proposed IRS rules governing the political activity of social welfare groups that would almost surely drive them out of the political process.  Listen… Independent Groups Wall Street Journal: Rigging Campaign Finance to Rig Elections By Ed Cox New York City’s Campaign Finance Board was […]

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Daily Media Links 3/24: Wall Street Journal: A Free Speech Victory in California, Red Alert Politics: Young Americans for Liberty receives tax-exempt status after two-year delay, and more…

Independent Groups Wall Street Journal: A Free Speech Victory in California By Allysia Finley “I think they’re wrong on constitutional grounds,” Mr. Reed told me last October. “I think they have a vague and ambiguous and confusing regulation that they’re applying to limit free speech.” In his defense brief, the mayor cited the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ( 2010) decision: […]

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