Daily Media Links 1/30: Online Political Ads Have Been Slow to Catch On as TV Reigns, 6 Days That Felled Sheldon Silver, the Speaker Who Ruled Albany for Decades, and more…

IRS NY Post: ABCs of IRS mess: Justice Department is tainted, too  By Micah Morrison At her confirmation hearings Wednesday, Loretta Lynch said she’s only “generally aware” of the Justice Department’s investigation of IRS targeting of conservative groups. As a service for our likely new attorney general, here’s a primer on why so many in Congress want […]

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CFIF: Political Speech Rights (Audio)

Scott Blackburn, Research Fellow at the Center for Competitive Politics, discusses the effects of campaign-finance regulations on free political speech and participation, and how not even reformers can follow campaign-finance laws.  Read more…

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Daily Media Links 1/29: GOP Plans Bill to Halt Proposed IRS Rules on Tax-Exempt Groups, NY Assembly Considers Rewriting Rules After Speaker’s Arrest, and more…

CFIF: Political Speech Rights Scott Blackburn, Research Fellow at the Center for Competitive Politics, discusses the effects of campaign-finance regulations on free political speech and participation, and how not even reformers can follow campaign-finance laws.  Read more…   CCP 2015 Proxy Season: The Relentless Targeting of Political Speech Continues  The 2015 proxy season is underway […]

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2015 Proxy Season: The Relentless Targeting of Political Speech Continues

The 2015 proxy season is underway and all indications suggest that it will be another record-breaking year for the number of proposals targeting companies on their corporate political spending and lobbying activities. In 2014, political and lobbying disclosure comprised 22% of all shareholder proposals with 86 that went to a vote. Meanwhile, the Fortune 250 […]

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Daily Media Links 1/28: Liberal campaign finance reform group files faulty disclosures, risks federal audit, Anti-Disclosure Backlash Carries Risks for GOP, and more…

MayDay PAC   Washington Examiner: Liberal campaign finance reform group files faulty disclosures, risks federal audit  By Luke Rosiak Each of the letters scolds: “Failure to adequately respond by the response date noted above could result in an audit or enforcement action.” Three of the problems found by FEC analysts were in amended reports that had […]

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Daily Media Links 1/27: Koch-backed network aims to spend nearly $1 billion on 2016 elections, K Street’s Glorious Restoration, and more…

CCP Video: Event: Citizens United v. FEC after Five Years   The Story Behind the Lawsuit The Impact on Parties in the Age of Citizens United: Are Changes Needed? Should Liberals Support Citizens United? Beyond Citizens United: The Future of Campaign Finance Jurisprudence   Independent Groups   Washington Post: Koch-backed network aims to spend nearly $1 billion on 2016 elections […]

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Beyond Citizens United: The Future of Campaign Finance Jurisprudence

Matea Gold, The Washington Post (Interviewer) Bobby R. Burchfield, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP Richard H. Pildes, Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law, New York University School of Law Allen Dickerson, Legal Director, Center for Competitive Politics

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Citizens United v. FEC after Five Years: Should Liberals Support Citizens United? (Video)

Stuart Taylor, Jr., Author, freelance writer, and Brookings Institution Nonresident Senior Fellow (Interviewer) Ira Glasser, former Executive Director, ACLU Wendy Kaminer, Author, lawyer, social critic, and contributing editor of The Atlantic Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel and Policy Advisor, ACLU

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Citizens United v. FEC after Five Years: The Story Behind the Lawsuit (Video)

David M. Drucker, Senior Congressional Correspondent, The Washington Examiner (Interviewer) Michael Boos, General Counsel, Citizens United

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Citizens United v. FEC after Five Years: The Impact on Parties in the Age of Citizens United: Are Changes Needed? (Video)

Peter Overby, NPR News (Interviewer) Joel Gora, Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School Neil Reiff, Founding Partner, Sandler Reiff Lamb Rosenstein & Birkenstock, P.C. Peter J. Wallison, Arthur F. Burns Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

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