Calling Campaign Legal Center: Incorruptible Oregon refuses to get with the program

A couple weeks ago, the Campaign Legal Center’s lobbyist, Meredith McGehee, took the pages of The Hill to excoriate Virginia for not passing more campaign finance restrictions. Because Virginia has “few restrictions on money in campaigns,” the ethics and bribery trial of former Governor Bob McDonnell, she assured her readers, was pretty much a foregone conclusion. […]

Filed Under: Blog, Contribution Limits, Campaign Legal Center, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, City University Hong Kong, Contribution limits, corruption, Indiana University, Meredith McGehee, Oregon, Blog (Contribution Limits), Oregon, Utah

The Hill: The Virginia bait and switch (In the News)

By Brad Smith …But McDonnell’s foibles are not about campaign contributions or campaign finance laws. Rather, they involve personal gifts given not for campaigning, but to pocket in exchange for official action. If the McDonnell scandal represents a failure of the law (it’s not clear that it does – McDonnell is being prosecuted), it is those “ethics laws” that are […]

Filed Under: In the News, Money in Politics, Published Articles

Daily Media Links 8/22: The Virginia bait and switch, Ad Barrage in Alaska Senate Race Set to Escalate, and more…

In the News The Hill: The Virginia bait and switch By Brad Smith But McDonnell’s foibles are not about campaign contributions or campaign finance laws. Rather, they involve personal gifts given not for campaigning, but to pocket in exchange for official action. If the McDonnell scandal represents a failure of the law (it’s not clear that it does – McDonnell […]

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Acton Institute: The Holy War on Corporate Politicking (In the News)

By Rev. Robert A. Sirico Another report, this one from the Center for Competitive Politics, a Virginia-based First Amendment advocacy group, deftly reveals the activists’ questionable strategies, funding and end game. The Center notes that many of these social justice activists couch their resolutions in language advocating the best interests of the company’s shareholders. Not surprisingly, CCP concludes, these arguments […]

Filed Under: Corporate Governance Press Release/In the News/Blog, Quotes CCP

Watchdog.org: Disclosure regs a Trojan horse to kill political speech, expert says (In the News)

By M.D. Kittle “CCP’s most significant concern with the Regulations stems from their tendency to increase, rather than limit, vagueness regarding what speech qualifies as an independent expenditure,” the nonprofit wrote. “… the Regulations make it significantly more difficult for speakers to determine, in advance, whether their desired speech will be an independent expenditure.” Instead, the new regs muddy the […]

Filed Under: Contribution Limits Press Release/In the News/Blog, In the News, Quotes CCP

Supplemental Letter Brief Concerning Justice, et al. v. Hosemann, et al.

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Daily Media Links 8/21: The Holy War on Corporate Politicking, WaPo Turning a New Leaf on Disclosure?, and more…

In the News Acton Institute: The Holy War on Corporate Politicking By Rev. Robert A. Sirico Another report, this one from the Center for Competitive Politics, a Virginia-based First Amendment advocacy group, deftly reveals the activists’ questionable strategies, funding and end game. The Center notes that many of these social justice activists couch their resolutions in language advocating the best […]

Filed Under: Daily Media Links

Daily Media Links 8/20: Disclosure regs a Trojan horse to kill political speech, expert says, Rick Perry’s Lawyer Calls Indictment ‘Banana Republic Politics’, and more…

In the News Watchdog.org: Disclosure regs a Trojan horse to kill political speech, expert says By M.D. Kittle “CCP’s most significant concern with the Regulations stems from their tendency to increase, rather than limit, vagueness regarding what speech qualifies as an independent expenditure,” the nonprofit wrote. “… the Regulations make it significantly more difficult for speakers to determine, in advance, […]

Filed Under: Daily Media Links

Holmes v. FEC: Affidavit of Laura Holmes (DC District Court)

Holmes v. FEC: Affidavit of Laura Holmes (DC District Court)

Filed Under: Holmes v. FEC, Holmes v. FEC

Homes v. FEC: Affidavit Jost of Paul Jost (DC District Court)

Homes v. FEC: Affidavit Jost of Paul Jost (DC District Court)

Filed Under: Holmes v. FEC, Holmes v. FEC

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