The American Spectator: The ‘Dark Money’ Inquisition is Coming (In the News)

By Jon Cassidy As long as there is privacy in politics, even way out at the margins, such as with some home school coalition that mails out endorsements by newsletter, then the progressives will call it a hiding place for subversive elements and dark money. This is why their movement is coming to resemble the Inquisition. The first […]

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Buffalo News: Campaign finance disclosure laws may invade citizens’ privacy (In the News)

By Luke Wachob Campaign finance disclosure laws are supposed to empower citizens to monitor elected officials. But today, we increasingly hear calls for disclosure laws that would do the opposite: afford those in power the ability to monitor the beliefs and activities of the citizens they serve.  According to The Buffalo News editorial, “Disclosure of political contributions is […]

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Daily Media Links 12/30: Insiders craft speech rules to trap outsiders, Big money breaks out, and more…

CCP Amicus Brief: New York Republican State Committee and Tennessee Republican Party v. SEC in Support of Appellants Read more…   In the News   Buffalo News: Campaign finance disclosure laws may invade citizens’ privacy By Luke Wachob Campaign finance disclosure laws are supposed to empower citizens to monitor elected officials. But today, we increasingly hear […]

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Amicus Brief: New York Republican State Committee and Tennessee Republican Party v. SEC in Support of Appellants

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Independence Institute v. FEC: FEC Motion for Summary Affirmance

Independence Institute v. FEC: FEC Motion for Summary Affirmance

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Independence Institute v. FEC: FEC’s Reply in Support of its motion for Summary Affirmance and in Opposition to Cross-Motion for Summary Reversal

Independence Institute v. FEC: FEC Reply and Opposition

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Sunlight Foundation: Influence Analytics 2014: IRS political regs, Keystone XL & cigars draw most comments (In the News)

By Nancy Watzman That seemed to be the case for the comments about the IRS proposal to regulate political nonprofits. Most of the comments appeared to be organized by conservative groups opposed to the agency setting standards for what constitutes political activity by nonprofit organizations, our earlier reporting showed. Among comments where we found similarity of language, negative comments […]

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KTRH: Presidential Campaigns to Top $1 Billion (In the News)

By Nik Rajovic While a billion dollars appears to be a sizable amount of money, David Keating at the Center for Competitive Politics insists elections cannot be bought and sold. “All it does is buy people a voice, obviously some buy more ads than others, but in the end its going to come down to the wisdom of the […]

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Independence Institute v. FEC: Appellant Independence Institute’s Reply in Support of Its Motion for Summary Reversal

Appellant Independence Institute’s Reply in Support of Its Motion for Summary Reversal

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Daily Media Links 12/29: Politicians ‘disinfect’ citizenry with dark money rules, IRS Targeted ‘Icky’ Conservative Groups, and more…

In the News KTRH: Presidential Campaigns to Top $1 Billion  By Nik Rajovic While a billion dollars appears to be a sizable amount of money, David Keating at the Center for Competitive Politics insists elections cannot be bought and sold. “All it does is buy people a voice, obviously some buy more ads than others, but in the […]

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