Constitutional and Practical Issues with Maine Legislative Document 189

The Honorable Scott Cyrway The Honorable Louis Luchini The Honorable Jonathan Kinney Re:  Constitutional and Practical Issues with Legislative Document 189 Dear Chairs Cyrway and Luchini, Ranking Minority Member Kinney, and members of the Joint Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics,[1] I am writing you today to […]

Filed Under: Blog, Disclosure Comments, Disclosure State, External Relations Comments and Testimony, Money in Politics, State Comments and Testimony, Maine

National Journal: How Super PACs Will Strengthen Democracy in 2016 (In the News)

By Josh Kraushaar It’s easy to get awed by large sums of money these days. Ted Cruz securing $31 million in a week from a new network of supportive super PACs. One wealthy former Philadelphia Eagles owner pledging to spend $10 million to a super PAC to boost Marco Rubio’s campaign. Jeb Bush wowing donors with comments […]

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Daily Media Links 5/5: Getting the Politics Out of Proxy Season, FEC Conflicts: the Choices of the Chair and the Responsibility for Non-Enforcement, and more…

SCOTUS/Judiciary SCOTUSblog: Symposium: The judicial-elections exception to the First Amendment By Ilya Shapiro By now anyone who would be reading this will know that last week the Supreme Court decided that the First Amendment’s speech protections are weaker in the context of judicial elections than in other kinds. In effect, the five-Justice majority found that a state’s […]

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Statement of David Keating on CCP v. Harris

Center for Competitive Politics president David Keating released the following statement on the 9th Circuit ruling in CCP v. Harris: We are disappointed by the Ninth Circuit’s decision.  We think the decision is wrong and threatens First Amendment speech rights. The ruling asks us to make an impossible choice: either retroactively disclose donors to the […]

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LA Times: California charities must disclose major donors, court rules (In the News)

By Maura Dolan David Keating, president of the Center for Competitive Politics, said the group planned to appeal. “We think the decision is wrong and threatens 1st Amendment speech rights,” he said in a statement.   Read more…

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Central Valley Business Times: Court: State can compel disclosure of political donors (In the News)

The “Center for Competitive Politics” had sought an injunction stopping the state from getting its list of major donors. The appellate court says disclosure is not injurious to the Center and its supporters’ exercise of their First Amendment rights to freedom of association. Without qualifying for the registry, a non-profit cannot solicit tax-deductible contributions in California.  Read more…

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Daily Media Links 5/4: How Super PACs Will Strengthen Democracy in 2016, Wisconsin Home Invasions: When the Government Upends Democracy, and more…

In the News LA Times: California charities must disclose major donors, court rules By Maura Dolan David Keating, president of the Center for Competitive Politics, said the group planned to appeal. “We think the decision is wrong and threatens 1st Amendment speech rights,” he said in a statement.   Read more… Central Valley Business Times: […]

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Daily Media Links 5/1: Dems demand disclosure of super-PAC donors, Koch brothers make push to court Latinos, alarming many Democrats, and more…

IRS Bloomberg: IRS May Be Trying to Stop Tax Exemption of Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS By Richard Rubin The IRS may be trying to block the tax exemption of one of the largest politically active nonprofit groups, Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies, an organization founded by Republican strategist Karl Rove. The oblique disclosure can be found between the […]

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