Center files appeal with FEC to release counsel’s report

For Release: April 29, 2014   Contact: Joe Trotter   Phone: 210-352-0055 (Cell) The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) filed an appeal today with the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) after a Commission’s staff member denied the group’s request for release of a controversial agency document related to a complaint against Crossroads GPS that was dismissed by […]

Filed Under: Press Releases

In the News: More Soft Money Hard Law: A Few Words on “Hypocrites” and “Zealots”

By Bob Bauer A lot of the yelling and screaming heard about McCutcheon has recently migrated into the debate about disclosure. Charles Krauthammer has complained that the zealots have ruined disclosure as a policy option by misusing donor information to launch attacks on them. And Brad Smith took to the webpages of the Center for Competitive Politics to refute the charge that on […]

Filed Under: In the News, McCutcheon v. FEC Other Links, Quotes CCP

Daily Media Links 4/29: Crains New York: Unions nixed election-reform deal, Cuomo says, WSJ: Tom Steyer’s Glass House, Free Beacon: It’s Been a Bad Month for Democratic Donors, and more…

In the News More Soft Money Hard Law: A Few Words on “Hypocrites” and “Zealots” By Bob Bauer A lot of the yelling and screaming heard about McCutcheon has recently migrated into the debate about disclosure. Charles Krauthammer has complained that the zealots have ruined disclosure as a policy option by misusing donor information to launch attacks on them. And Brad […]

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CCP Appeals Denied FOIA Request in Crossroads Matter

FOIA Request Appeal

Filed Under: CCP v. FEC Legal Documents, CCP v. FEC, Current Cases (Filings), Current Cases (Litigation), Filings, Litigation

Connecticut Aggregate Limit Statute Likely Unconstitutional under McCutcheon

The Honorable Dannel P. Malloy State Capitol 210 Capitol Avenue Hartford, CT 06106 Re:  Connecticut Aggregate Limit Statute Likely Unconstitutional under McCutcheon Dear Governor Malloy: With the 2014 elections rapidly approaching, we urge you to take quick action to respond to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in McCutcheon v. FEC,[1] in order to ensure that […]

Filed Under: Blog, Contribution Limits, Contribution Limits Comments, Contribution Limits State, External Relations Comments and Testimony, External Relations Sub-Pages, State, State Comments and Testimony, Connecticut

Group urges Maine to implement Supreme Court decision in contribution limits case

For Release: April 29, 2014 Contact: Joe Trotter Phone: 210-352-0055 (Cell) Alexandria, Va. — A First Amendment advocacy group today urged the governor, attorney general and other Maine officials to repeal a state campaign contribution limit law and halt its enforcement because the law is unconstitutional after the Supreme Court’s ruling this month in the case […]

Filed Under: Contribution Limits, Contribution Limits Press Release/In the News/Blog, Contribution Limits State, External Relations Press Releases, External Relations Sub-Pages, Press Releases, State, State Press Releases and Blogs, Maine

Group urges Connecticut to implement Supreme Court decision in contribution limits case

For Release: April 29, 2014 Contact: Joe Trotter Phone: 210-352-0055 (Cell) Alexandria, Va. — A First Amendment advocacy group today urged the governor, attorney general and other Connecticut officials to repeal a state campaign contribution limit law and halt its enforcement because the law is unconstitutional after the Supreme Court’s ruling this month in the case […]

Filed Under: Contribution Limits Press Release/In the News/Blog, Contribution Limits State, External Relations Press Releases, External Relations Sub-Pages, Press Releases, State, State Press Releases and Blogs

Maine Aggregate Limit Statute Likely Unconstitutional under McCutcheon

The Honorable Paul LePage Office of the Governor 1 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333 Re:  Maine Aggregate Limit Statute Likely Unconstitutional under McCutcheon Dear Governor LePage: With the 2014 elections rapidly approaching, we urge you to take quick action to respond to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in McCutcheon v. FEC,[1] in order to […]

Filed Under: Blog, Contribution Limits, Contribution Limits Comments, Contribution Limits State, External Relations Comments and Testimony, External Relations Sub-Pages, State, State Comments and Testimony, Maine

In the News: Charitable Planning: Charity Seeks to Block California AG's Demand for Donor Information

The Center for Competitive Politics (“CCP”) filed the action in the federal district court for the Eastern District of California in March. Its motion for a preliminary injunction was heard last Thursday, April 17, but no ruling has yet issued. The AG demanded the donor information based on her reading of a CA statute that requires any charitable organizations soliciting contributions in the state to file financial reports with the […]

Filed Under: CCP v. Harris Other Links, In the News, In the News Our Cases, Quotes CCP

In the News: San Antonio Express-News: End Texas waiting period on free speech

By Anne Marie Mackin There can be spirited debate about the protective reach of either the First or Second Amendment, but Texans famously recognize the importance of both. What’s odd — given our state’s respect for the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms — is that Texas shows comparatively little regard for the First Amendment’s promise that citizens shall […]

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