Daily Media Links 11/17: Ohioans Have Right to Criticize the Performance of Public Officials, FEC commish warns of regulations on media-sponsored presidential TV debates, and more…

CCP Harvard Professor Gives PowerPoint Presentation Luke Wachob Lawrence Lessig doesn’t want to talk about campaign finance reform anymore, probably because those conversations haven’t been going very well for him lately. Instead, speaking at the American Enterprise Institute on Friday, Lessig retreated to a line of criticism more amenable to Americans’ taste: doesn’t Congress just […]

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Harvard Professor Gives PowerPoint Presentation

Lawrence Lessig doesn’t want to talk about campaign finance reform anymore, probably because those conversations haven’t been going very well for him lately. Instead, speaking at the American Enterprise Institute on Friday, Lessig retreated to a line of criticism more amenable to Americans’ taste: doesn’t Congress just suck? On that point, it’s hard to disagree, […]

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Comments to Montana Interim State Administration and Veterans’ Affairs Committee on Proposed Changes to Admin. Rules of Mont. § 44.11.101 et seq.

BY EMAIL (GingerAldrich@mt.gov) State Administration and Veterans’ Affairs (“SAVA”) Interim Committee, Montana State Legislature c/o: Ginger Aldrich, Committee Staff Attorney PO Box 201706 Helena, MT 59620-1706 Re:  Proposed Changes to Admin. Rules of Mont. § 44.11.101 et seq. (Commissioner of Political Practices) Dear Chair Brown, Vice Chair Bennett, and Members of the SAVA Committee: The Center […]

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Daily Media Links 11/16: A time to revive the party, String of Felons Worked With Nonprofit Cofounded by Bill Clinton, and more…

Political Parties Washington Examiner: A time to revive the party Lee E. Goodman This week the Federal Election Commission will vote on a proposal to revive political parties and make them more effective at mobilizing populist political participation. The proposal has the support of Democratic and Republican party advocates who lament the onerous government regulations […]

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Washington Free Beacon: Lawsuit: Regulators Revealed Donor Names of Thousands of Nonprofits (In the News)

Lachlan Markay California regulators posted the names of donors to roughly 1,400 nonprofit groups on a government website despite assurances that such information would remain confidential, according to a group suing to prevent such disclosures… The AG’s office has stated that it keeps that information confidential, but a pair of lawsuits filed by AFPF and […]

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Daily Media Links 11/13: After Victory, Airbnb Compares Its Influence to the NRA’s, Bush Super PAC’s Attorney Weighs In on FEC Debate, and more…

In the News Washington Free Beacon: Lawsuit: Regulators Revealed Donor Names of Thousands of Nonprofits Lachlan Markay California regulators posted the names of donors to roughly 1,400 nonprofit groups on a government website despite assurances that such information would remain confidential, according to a group suing to prevent such disclosures… The AG’s office has stated […]

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National Review: Yale’s Idiot Children (In the News)

Kevin Williamson On Friday, I was honored to be a guest of the William F. Buckley Jr. Program at Yale, where I participated in a panel on freedom of speech with the wonderful writer Harry Stein and Professor Bradley A. Smith, a noted law scholar. The Yale kids did their screaming best to prevent us […]

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Daily Media Links 11/12: Gov. Scott Walker Discusses the Impact of the Super Pac, Clinton, Bush lawyers square off in FEC proxy war, and more…

In the News National Review: Yale’s Idiot Children Kevin Williamson On Friday, I was honored to be a guest of the William F. Buckley Jr. Program at Yale, where I participated in a panel on freedom of speech with the wonderful writer Harry Stein and Professor Bradley A. Smith, a noted law scholar. The Yale […]

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Nonprofit Times: Supreme Court Declines To Hear Fundraising Appeal (In the News)

Mark Hrywna The Center for Competitive Politics v. Attorney General Kamala Harris isn’t the only such case brewing that involves donor information. The Citizens United Foundation filed suit against New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the Americans For Prosperity Foundation has taken on Harris in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. It’s possible the […]

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Daily Media Links 11/11: Money still doesn’t buy elections — just ask Ohio’s pot plotters, Dems push Ryan on campaign finance reform, and more…

CCP Owen Yeates Joins CCP as Staff Attorney “Owen brings an impressive background to our efforts defending the First Amendment’s guarantee of free political speech, assembly, and petition,” said CCP Legal Director Allen Dickerson. “The Center has successfully argued cases in courts across the country, and Owen’s addition to our litigation team will allow us […]

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