II v. Williams: Reply Brief (10th Circuit)

II v. Williams Reply Brief AS FILED   Download PDF here.

Filed Under: II v. Gessler, Independence Institute v. Gessler, Current Cases (Filings), II v. Gessler, Independence Institute v. Gessler

Holmes v. FEC: Plaintiff’s Proposed Certified Facts (DC District Court)

Holmes v. FEC Plaintif’s Proposed Certified Facts AS FILED   Download PDF here.

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Holmes v. FEC: Plaintiff’s Opening Brief Regarding Certification (DC District Court)

Holmes v. FEC: Plaintiff’s Opening Brief Regarding Certification   Download PDF here.

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O’Keefe v. Chisholm: Amicus Brief On Petition for a Writ of Certiorari

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CCP Wins Nevada Express Advocacy Case

CCP President David Keating: “This is an important victory for free speech.” Alexandria, VA – The Nevada Supreme Court today ruled that the state government could not force a group of citizens to register with the state before circulating mailings that criticized an officeholder. In a major victory for free speech, the Court held that Citizens […]

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Oral Comments of Bradley A. Smith: Federal Election Commission Hearing on Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in Light of McCutcheon, et al. v. FEC

Thank you Chair Ravel, Vice-Chair Petersen, and Commissioners. I am pleased to appear here today as the Chairman of the Center for Competitive Politics, and also as a member of public, from my home in Granville, Ohio, population 5646 (if you include the college students). As we start this long day of comment, it is […]

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Ad Spending On Super Bowl Dwarfs “Dark Money” In Elections

Alexandria, VA – Advertising costs for Sunday’s Super Bowl were more than double the amount of so-called “dark money” political spending in the 2014 election cycle, according to a comparison of data by the Center for Competitive Politics. Groups that want more campaign finance regulations frequently hyped the role of “dark money” in the midterms. […]

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Reddit Calls Out CRP Bias

Once again, members of the popular online community Reddit are calling out the “reform” community on their anti-Citizens United hysteria and hypocrisy in focusing almost exclusively on conservative donors (for more on the last attempt check out Trevor Burrus’ rundown here*). The Center for Responsive Politics hosted an “ask me anything” (abbreviated to AMA) on Friday […]

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2015 Proxy Season: The Relentless Targeting of Political Speech Continues

The 2015 proxy season is underway and all indications suggest that it will be another record-breaking year for the number of proposals targeting companies on their corporate political spending and lobbying activities. In 2014, political and lobbying disclosure comprised 22% of all shareholder proposals with 86 that went to a vote. Meanwhile, the Fortune 250 […]

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Beyond Citizens United: The Future of Campaign Finance Jurisprudence

Matea Gold, The Washington Post (Interviewer) Bobby R. Burchfield, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP Richard H. Pildes, Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law, New York University School of Law Allen Dickerson, Legal Director, Center for Competitive Politics

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