Daily Media Links 7/24: Brad Smith’s Opening Statement to the Senate Rules Administration Committee, Closed Minds on Open Display, and more…

CCP DISCLOSE Act 2014 — Brad Smith’s Opening Statement to the Senate Rules Administration Committee (Video) Watch… Closed Minds on Open Display By Luke Wachob Sen. Schumer stated flatly that there is no principled reason to oppose disclosure. Case closed, I guess. Everybody can go home now. Sen. Klobuchar talked about fire in a crowded […]

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DISCLOSE Act of 2014 — Brad Smith’s Opening Statement to the Senate Rules and Administration Committee (Video)

Center for Competitive Politics Chairman Bradley A. Smith testified before the Senate Rules and Administration Committee on this year’s version of the DISCLOSE Act:

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Closed Minds on Open Display

On Wednesday, the Senate Rules and Administration Committee convened a hearing to discuss the DISCLOSE Act of 2014 (you can read CCP Chairman Brad Smith’s testimony here). Like many hearings on compulsory disclosure before it, its success in illustrating the major disagreements in modern campaign finance was overshadowed by its failure to offer any new […]

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CCP v. Harris: CCP’s 9th Circuit Reply Brief (Ninth Circuit)

http://ifs.org/litigation/current-litigation/ccp-v-harris/ccp-v-harris-reply-brief-9th-cir-6998/

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Testimony of Bradley A. Smith to the Senate Rules and Administration Committee on the DISCLOSE Act of 2014

Testimony of Bradley A. Smith Chairman, Center for Competitive Politics, Alexandria, Virginia Visiting Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr. Chair of Law, West Virginia University Before the Committee on Rules and Administration United States Senate July 23, 2014 Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to present my view at this […]

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Wall Street Journal: Give Us Your Donors, or Else (In the News)

Editorial In California, meanwhile, the Center for Competitive Politics is challenging the Golden State’s requirement that the group must cough up its donors if it wants a license to solicit contributions. The state says the power to seek donor information has been on the books for years, but the Center for Competitive Politics says the state’s […]

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Daily Media Links 7/22: An Analysis of Public and 955 Organization, Expert, and Public Official Comments on the IRS’s 501(c)(4) Rulemaking, New report finds broad opposition to IRS regulations on political speech, and more…

CCP Overwhelmingly Opposed: An Analysis of Public and 955 Organization, Expert, and Public Official Comments on the IRS’s 501(c)(4) Rulemaking By Matt Nese and Kelsey Drapkin In this report, we sampled the record 143,852 public comments by reading and categorizing every 100th comment received by the IRS as either “oppose rulemaking,” “partial support and opposition,” “support rulemaking,” or […]

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Lawsuit challenges contribution limit law favoring incumbents

The Center for Competitive Politics today announced that it has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Florida couple saying that a law that often allows congressional incumbents to raise twice as much from donors to spend on their general election campaigns as compared to challengers is unconstitutional under the First Amendment. Federal campaign finance […]

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Holmes v. FEC: Litigation Background

The Issue in Brief Should an incumbent lawmaker be allowed to spend up to twice the money for the November election from a single contributor than his challenger can? It may seem outlandish, but thanks to a quirk in our federal campaign finance laws, such a mismatch is common. A federal lawsuit filed in a […]

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Holmes v. FEC: Complaint (DC District Court)

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