The Donald and Donor Disclosure

Since the announcement of his Presidential campaign, there has been a near constant stream of mockery targeting Donald Trump. And rightly so. The aspiring Presidential candidate and longtime blowhard has certainly foisted himself into the spotlight, and, as such, deserves all of the criticism and derision that accompanies his oeuvre of public bombast. But should […]

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International Business Times: Court Decides Delaware Donors Must Be Made Public When Campaign Groups Spend Over $500 (In the News)

Mike Brown The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a Delaware law compelling groups that spend more than $500 to reveal donors who contributed $100 or more. Delaware Safe Families (DSF), a nonprofit that distributed an “informational” voter guide in the 2014 election, was previously awarded an injunction to avoid complying with the […]

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Daily Media Links 7/20: Scott Walker Inquiry Shows the Danger of Secrecy, Uber, Burgers and Craigslist: The Lighter Side of Campaign Finance, and more…

In the News International Business Times: Court Decides Delaware Donors Must Be Made Public When Campaign Groups Spend Over $500 Mike Brown The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a Delaware law compelling groups that spend more than $500 to reveal donors who contributed $100 or more. Delaware Safe Families (DSF), a nonprofit […]

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News Journal: Federal judges uphold Delaware campaign disclosure law (In the News)

Jon Offredo “Delaware voters deserve to know who is responsible for advertisements and other materials asking for them to support or oppose candidates, and the court has made a strong statement upholding the state’s right to ensure transparency for our citizens,” [Gov.] Markell said in the statement… Nicole Theis, president of Delaware Strong Families, said […]

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Reuters: Delaware wins appeal, can enforce law on election ads (In the News)

Jonathan Stempel Thursday’s 3-0 decision by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia reversed a lower court ruling that had favored Delaware Strong Families, a conservative-leaning group that publishes “voter guides” ahead of elections. Allen Dickerson, a lawyer at the Center for Competitive Politics representing Delaware Strong Families, said the group intends to […]

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Daily Media Links 7/17: Wisconsin Court Ends Investigation Into Scott Walker’s Recall Election Bid, Why No One Will Reform Washington, and more…

In the News Reuters: Delaware wins appeal, can enforce law on election ads Jonathan Stempel Thursday’s 3-0 decision by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia reversed a lower court ruling that had favored Delaware Strong Families, a conservative-leaning group that publishes “voter guides” ahead of elections. Allen Dickerson, a lawyer at the […]

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Crain’s Chicago Business: Today we get a glimpse into the historic 2016 campaign money race (In the News)

Editorial American elections are being transformed by a series of court rulings, including the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United, which loosened decades-old limits on money in politics by declaring that political spending was a form of speech protected by the First Amendment. For proponents of the changes, the current fundraising cycle is a […]

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Statement on ruling in the case of Delaware Strong Families v. Attorney General

Alexandria, VA – The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP), America’s largest non-profit dedicated to protecting political free speech rights, issued the following statement in reaction to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in the case of Delaware Strong Families v. Attorney General. “In allowing Delaware to police non-political groups as though they were political […]

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Daily Media Links 7/16: Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules on John Doe investigations, Today in Politics: A Close Look at Donors, War Chests and ‘Burn Rates’, and more…

Just In Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules on John Doe investigations To be clear, this conclusion ends the John Doe investigation because the special prosecutor’s legal theory is unsupported in either reason or law.  Consequently, the investigation is closed.  Consistent with our decision and the order entered by Reserve Judge Peterson, we order that the special […]

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CCP Reaction To “John Doe” Decision

The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP), America’s largest non-profit dedicated to protecting political free speech rights, issued the following statement in reaction to news that the Wisconsin Supreme court has shut down the “John Doe” investigation that targeted American citizens for expressing their views about the government:    “The First Amendment rights of the John […]

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