CNN: Here’s how presidential candidates sell your personal information (In the News)

Jose Pagliery Wondering where the Democrats are? Donors to former secretary of state Hillary Clinton received lots of emails from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee — but she never reported any income from the transaction on FEC records. Federal candidates are allowed to quietly swap lists with their national party groups, said Cleta Mitchell, a […]

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Daily Media Links 7/7: Can super PACs be put back in the box?, Nearly half of all Americans can’t name ‘a single First Amendment freedom,’ survey finds, and more…

In the News CNN: Here’s how presidential candidates sell your personal information Jose Pagliery Wondering where the Democrats are? Donors to former secretary of state Hillary Clinton received lots of emails from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee — but she never reported any income from the transaction on FEC records. Federal candidates are allowed to […]

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Legal News Line: Two separate yet similar lawsuits against Calif. AG Harris: One wins, one loses (In the News)

Kerrie Hatcher “In both the CCP and AFP cases, the AG argued that reviewing donor information is important to its task of rooting out fraud and abuse, that reviewing the information will help the office flag irregularities. The problem is, no one from the Attorney General’s office has been able to substantiate this claim that […]

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Daily Media Links 7/6: Democrats Keep Trying To Suppress Free Speech, Obama’s Lawyer Doesn’t Believe the 1st Amendment Applies to Fox News!, and more…

In the News Legal News Line: Two separate yet similar lawsuits against Calif. AG Harris: One wins, one loses Kerrie Hatcher “In both the CCP and AFP cases, the AG argued that reviewing donor information is important to its task of rooting out fraud and abuse, that reviewing the information will help the office flag […]

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Daily Media Links 7/5: The Corrupting Crusade against ‘Corruption’, Clinton super PAC returns $200,000 in contributions, and more…

Supreme Court National Review: The Corrupting Crusade against ‘Corruption’ George Will Due process is denied when the law does not give due notice of what behavior is proscribed. And during oral arguments in April, Justice Stephen Breyer issued a warning that was echoed by Roberts’ opinion last week. Breyer said a definition of corruption that […]

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Daily Media Links 7/1: Changing Lanes: Need for Disclosure Limits, PAC Contributions Nearly Half of 2016 Campaign Money, The FEC has no business judging Fox News’s debate, and more…

Dangers of Disclosure RealClearPolitics: Changing Lanes: Need for Disclosure Limits Kimberley Strassel Kimberley Strassel discusses her book, The Intimidation Game. Watch… Independent Groups Bloomberg BNA: PAC Contributions Nearly Half of 2016 Campaign Money Madi Alexander While the share of total contributions going to PACs has increased sharply in the current cycle, the analysis of FEC […]

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Daily Media Links 6/30: New Documents Suggest IRS’s Lerner Likely Broke the Law, FEC Democrats voted to punish Fox News over debate changes, and more…

In the News New York Daily News: New York vs. the First Amendment: New ‘campaign finance’ legislation is an assault on political speech rights David Keating Once again, the fix is in from Albany. On June 18 at 1:45 a.m., politicians introduced a bill to regulate your speech. It passed both houses of the Legislature […]

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SCOTUS Blog: Court to hear major new controversies — next Term (In the News)

Lyle Denniston Again without an explanation, the Court refused to hear a Delaware group’s challenge to a new state law requiring the public disclosure of information about people who gave money to an organization that sought to put out a guide for voters.  In Delaware Strong Families v. Denn, Justice Thomas wrote a dissenting opinion […]

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Courthouse News Service: Supreme Court Rejects Citizens United Offshoot (In the News)

Barbara Leonard Delaware Strong Families sought appellate relief, but the Supreme Court shot the group down Tuesday without comment. Justice Samuel Alito said simply that he would have granted certiorari, but Justice Clarence Thomas penned a six-page dissent about the case. Arguing that “First Amendment harms justify eliminating disclosure requirements altogether,” Thomas said Delaware’s scheme […]

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Wilmington News Journal: Supreme Court rejects challenge to Delaware election law (In the News)

Jessica Masulli Reyes Center for Competitive Politics President David Keating said they were disappointed that the court declined to hear the case. He called the law the most radical in the country. “The concern is anyone who mentions the name of a candidate near an election has to file reports of all their donors,” he […]

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