Amicus Brief: United States of America v. Kevin Ring

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Ah hah!

“What the Supreme Court did [in Citizens United v. FEC] is a combination of arrogance, naiveté and stupidity the likes of which I have never seen,” says John McCain. We always suspected he had never read the McCain-Feingold bill.

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Ohio Attorney General DeWine questions constitutionality of state false statements law in court

There are rare occasions in which an attorney general finds that he must, as an officer of the Court and representative of the public, acknowledge when the government’s side might be wrong, and especially when a statute might be unconstitutional. See, e.g., Seth Waxman, Defending Congress, 79 N.C. L. Rev. 1073 (2001). In such cases, the AG may follow […]

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Welcome to the new Center for Competitive Politics

Wait, don’t go back a page – if you’re looking for The Center for Competitive Politics, you’ve found it. We look a little different but it’s merely a part of our master plan to be the most efficient and timely portal for all things related to defending and promoting the First Amendment political rights of speech, assembly, and petition.

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Brad Smith on APM’s Marketplace

As the anniversary of Citizens United rolls around and we begin an election year, Super PACs and the role they play has piqued public interest. CCP Chairman Brad Smith was on American Public Media’s Marketplace Thursday morning to discuss why Republican super PACs are out raising their competitors …

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CCP Files Amicus in Danielczyk

Are corporate contributions to candidates truly more corrupting than an identical contribution from an individual? Or does the government just say so?

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CCP Comments on Danielczyk

Sarah Lee, Communications Director,

Center for Competitive Politics

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Center for Competitive Politics yesterday filed an amicus brief in U.S. v. Danielczyka case that began in May of 2011 when a federal judge in Virginia struck down the ban on direct corporate contributions to federal candidates. The case is currently before the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

 

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Amicus Brief: Milyo and Primo Amicus Brief in US v. Danielczyk

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Amicus Brief: US v. Danielczyk

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Profiling our allies

A pair of CCP friends and allies, Jim Bopp (aka “the Big Bopper”) and Chip Mellor of the Institute for Justice have been the subject of favorable profiles in the press this past week.

The effort to roll back restrictive speech regulation is a huge one. It is a good thing to have such talented allies in the fight, and the recognition they receive is indicative of the progress we’ve made in this fight since CCP was founded six years ago. It’s great to see both Jim and Chip and IJ get such well-deserved recognition.

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