Daily Media Links 4/23: Washington Post (Volokh): Why the Supreme Court’s “right to lie” case is not really about the “right to lie,” CPI: 'Jumbo joints': How big will the newest political animals get?, Las Vegas Review-Journal: Reid on Kochs, politics and civility, and more…

In the News Daily Caller: Senator Sanders’ campaign finance hysteria By Bradley A. Smith Poor Bernie Sanders. Senator Sanders set out last week to write what he no doubt thinks is a blistering attack on Citizens United. Unfortunately, the self-described socialist from Vermont can’t even get through the first sentence without a factual error. Taking to the pages of […]

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In the News: MinnPost: Campaign Finance Lawsuits In Minnesota And Other States Take Aim At Contribution Limits

By Devin Henry “There’s nothing in the [McCutcheon] decision itself that says you can’t go after contribution limits, but it does say that these contribution limits have to have some rationale behind them,” said David Keating, the president of the Center for Competitive Politics. “I think the courts are going to apply a more skeptical […]

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Daily Media Links 4/22: Free Beacon: IRS Revokes Tax-Exempt Status of Conservative Group, Washington Post: Campaign speech case is regulatory overkill, Wall Street Journal: BitBeat: Bitcoin and Political Donations, and more…

In the News MinnPost: Campaign Finance Lawsuits In Minnesota And Other States Take Aim At Contribution Limits By Devin Henry “There’s nothing in the [McCutcheon] decision itself that says you can’t go after contribution limits, but it does say that these contribution limits have to have some rationale behind them,” said David Keating, the president of […]

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In the News: Politifact: Is IRS Obama’s Watergate?

By Katie Sanders “I didn’t see him saying that at all,” said David Keating, president of the conservative-leaning Center for Competitive Politics. “All I got out of it was there is no investigation on this.” (By that, he said he means no serious, visible effort to get to the bottom of things on the part of the […]

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In the News: Wall Street Journal: Opinion: California’s Assault on Free Speech

Center for Competitive Politics senior fellow Eric Wang on a lawsuit to stop California Attorney General Kamala Harris from demanding confidential nonprofit donor records. Photo: Getty Images  Watch…

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Daily Media Links 4/21: Politifact: Is IRS Obama’s Watergate?, LA Times: Conservative heavyweights have solar industry in their sights, LA Times: Lying is free speech too, and more…

In the News Wall Street Journal: Opinion: California’s Assault on Free Speech Center for Competitive Politics senior fellow Eric Wang on a lawsuit to stop California Attorney General Kamala Harris from demanding confidential nonprofit donor records. Photo: Getty Images  Watch…   Politifact: Is IRS Obama’s Watergate? By Katie Sanders “I didn’t see him saying that at all,” […]

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Daily Media Links 4/18: Daily Caller: Oversight member on Lois Lerner coordination with DOJ: ‘Now I see why IRS is scared to give up emails’, PJ Media: A New, More Sinister IRS Scandal, Slate: Obama Trolls the GOP: The refined cynicism of the president, and more…

CCP  California AG faces court challenge today in free speech case  SACRAMENTO, Calif. – This afternoon a federal court in Sacramento will hear arguments in a First Amendment case that challenges an effort by California Attorney General Kamala Harris to force nonprofit groups to turn over confidential donor records to the state. Harris is demanding that nonprofit groups […]

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In the News: Real Clear Politics: Christie: Campaign Finance System Is “Ridiculous”

By Scott Conroy SOMERSET, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday called for the abolishment of current federal and statewide campaign finance rules, and instead supported allowing unlimited donations to individual candidates with a public notification required within 48 hours. “If somebody, you know, wants to write me a $100,000 check for my […]

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In the News: Washington Post: In politics, money is speech

By Robert J. Samuelson On its present course, the Supreme Court will ultimately overrule its 1976 decision in Buckley v. Valeo, the landmark case upholding campaign finance “reform” legislation. It can’t come too soon, because Buckley expressly ignored the First Amendment’s injunction that “Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech.” Instead […]

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In the News: Washington Examiner: IRS should collect taxes, leave political speech alone

Editorial The proposal was so poorly written that it united groups as diverse as the American Civil Liberties Union and Americans for Prosperity. The former warned that “we can say with confidence that bona fide charitable organizations, may also, under the proposed rule, be forced to seriously ‘hedge and trim’ what should be fully protected […]

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