More Soft Money Hard Law: Ambition and Ambiguity (In the News)

Bob Bauer The Republican Commissioners say that the law is unclear and, absent a clear purpose to evade reporting requirements, there is no justification for enforcement.  From the outside, Brad Smith agrees, and he questions why the Democrats won’t give up on enforcement actions on which there is no agreement and simply work on a […]

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Daily Media Links 4/18: Yes, Corporations Do Have Free Speech Rights, The IRS Is Politicized Because We Politicized It., and more…

In the News More Soft Money Hard Law: Ambition and Ambiguity Bob Bauer The Republican Commissioners say that the law is unclear and, absent a clear purpose to evade reporting requirements, there is no justification for enforcement.  From the outside, Brad Smith agrees, and he questions why the Democrats won’t give up on enforcement actions […]

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Amicus Brief: French v. Jones in Support of Plaintiff-Appellant

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The FEC, LLCs, and Political Contribution Disclosure

Recently, there’s been a flap at the FEC about whether the Commission should have found certain actors were in violation of the laws governing disclosure for making contributions to “super PACs” through LLCs that, at least in some cases, were formed for the purpose of making those contributions. The idea is that, in such cases, […]

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The Future and Past of the IRS Scandal

  What is the Future of political activism at the IRS and the Department of Justice? That question kicked off a lively panel discussion jointly hosted by The Claremont Institute and The Federalist Society on April 14. Though the four distinguished attorneys speaking on the panel (John Eastman of the Claremont Institute, election law attorney […]

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Daily Media Links 4/15: Democrats Brawl in Heated Brooklyn Debate, The Next Justice and the Future of Free Speech, and more…

Democratic Debate Time: Democrats Brawl in Heated Brooklyn Debate Philip Elliott The increasingly acidic tone of the Democratic primary barreled into Brooklyn as the two debated for a ninth time. After months of benign—and, at times, banal—debates on substance, the Democrats have finally started to catch up with their Republican counterparts in terms of pointed […]

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Washington Times: Political bias charges bounce off Kamala Harris amid Senate campaign in California (In the News)

Valerie Richardson This isn’t the first time Ms. Harris has faced charges of political bias. She joined other Democratic attorneys general last month who vowed to use their offices to target climate change “fraud,” shortly after she reportedly launched an investigation into Exxon Mobil Corp. Her efforts to force nonprofit organizations to turn over to […]

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Washington Free Beacon: Dems on FEC Target Corporations in Attempt to ‘Blunt’ First Amendment (In the News)

Joe Schoffstall Allen Dickerson, the legal director of the Center for Competitive Politics, also expressed concern over Weintraub’s desire to “blunt” a First Amendment ruling. “There are reasons to question the propriety of a federal officer attempting to ‘blunt’ a First Amendment ruling against her agency, and I am unaware of another federal entity whose […]

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Independent Journal: The Left Screams That There’s Too Much Money In Politics, But They’re Forgetting One Major Thing… (In the News)

Luke Wachob As reality repeatedly contradicts the notion that democracy is for sale, the coalition advocating limits on free speech has begun to fracture. Organizations such as the Brookings Institution and the Brennan Center for Justice have started to recognize that some of the dysfunction in government is caused by the countless rules and regulations […]

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Daily Media Links 4/14: Outside groups deal themselves in for GOP delegate game, Mass Surveillance Has a “Chilling Effect” on Online Expression, and more…

In the News Independent Journal: The Left Screams That There’s Too Much Money In Politics, But They’re Forgetting One Major Thing… Luke Wachob As reality repeatedly contradicts the notion that democracy is for sale, the coalition advocating limits on free speech has begun to fracture. Organizations such as the Brookings Institution and the Brennan Center […]

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