CCP Releases Analysis of Initiated Measure 22: The “South Dakota Government Accountability and Anti-Corruption Act”

Alexandria, VA – The Center for Competitive Politics, America’s largest nonprofit focusing on public education and defense of First Amendment political speech rights, released an analysis today by Senior Fellow Eric Wang regarding South Dakota’s Initiated Measure 22, otherwise known as the “South Dakota Government Accountability and Anti-Corruption Act.” To read the analysis, click here […]

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Amicus Brief: Wolfson v. Concannon in Support of Petitioner

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Daily Media Links 7/20: States can bring political ‘dark money’ into the light, The Question of Intensity: Campaign Finance and the Ginsburg Controversy, and more…

Disclosure Regulation Los Angeles Times: States can bring political ‘dark money’ into the light Ann M. Ravel I’ve advocated repeatedly that the federal government could learn from California. But given the gridlock in Washington, some cities and states — Connecticut, Montana, New York City and Austin, Texas — have seized the lead. Among their reforms: […]

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CCP And More Doublespeak in Reformland: On Reversing SpeechNow.org Brad Smith We like to think that Mr. Howe is just ill-informed rather than engaged in intentional doublespeak aimed at misleading people about the nature of his lawsuit. Probably the “reformers” have told him that “this is just about disclosure”** – that’s a favorite line. They […]

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Salt Lake Tribune: Utah gives in to First Amendment lawsuit (In the News)

Christopher Smart Allen Dickerson, an attorney for the Center for Competitive Politics, which represented the plaintiffs, warned the law would have a chilling effect on constitutionally protected speech. “Utah’s law is so overbroad that our clients were concerned that participating in any public debate could destroy the privacy of their donors, many of whom believe […]

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Daily Media Links 7/18: Lawmakers launch assault on campaign finance law, Pence Isn’t Going to Solve Trump’s Money Problems, and more…

In the News Salt Lake Tribune: Utah gives in to First Amendment lawsuit Christopher Smart Allen Dickerson, an attorney for the Center for Competitive Politics, which represented the plaintiffs, warned the law would have a chilling effect on constitutionally protected speech. “Utah’s law is so overbroad that our clients were concerned that participating in any […]

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Deseret News: Utah agrees not to enforce parts of political disclosure law (In the News)

Associated Press The Utah Attorney General’s Office said in a settlement Wednesday that organizations will have to report donations from political advocacy groups, but requiring more disclosure would be unconstitutional. The settlement comes after three nonprofits challenged the law, saying forcing them to reveal donors violates their freedom of speech. Groups like the Utah Taxpayers […]

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Daily Media Links 7/15: DNC host committee goes to court to keep its fund-raising under wraps, Donald Trump is crashing the system. Journalists need to build a new one., and more…

In the News Deseret News: Utah agrees not to enforce parts of political disclosure law Associated Press The Utah Attorney General’s Office said in a settlement Wednesday that organizations will have to report donations from political advocacy groups, but requiring more disclosure would be unconstitutional. The settlement comes after three nonprofits challenged the law, saying […]

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Utah settles lawsuit, concedes First Amendment violation

Alexandria, VA – In an agreement approved by a federal judge this afternoon, Utah agreed not to enforce a state campaign finance law that violated the First Amendment. The complex law required nonprofit advocacy groups to register with the state and publicly report their supporters’ private information, threatening donations to those organizations. The agreement, known […]

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