On April 6th, the Department of Homeland Security took the unusual – and likely illegal and unconstitutional – step of attempting to “unmask” the user of a pseudonymous Twitter account. The account, @ALT_uscis, was one of a collection that had sprung up over the past few months to protest the Trump administration’s handling of various […]
Alexandria, VA – The Center for Competitive Politics released the following statement after the United States Supreme Court denied an appeal by the state of Colorado to hear Coalition for Secular Government (CSG) v. Williams. In the case, an appeals court ruled that Colorado’s ballot issue disclosure law violates the First Amendment for groups raising […]
CSG v. Gessler: Plaintiff-Appellee’s Answer Brief (10th Circuit) Download PDF here.
Secretary of State’s Answering Brief (CO Supreme Court) Download PDF here.
The brief explains why Colorado law should not be allowed to regulate CSG as an issue committee. No state has ever attempted to regulate sustained academic work as though it was a political ad, and there is therefore no reason to believe that the people of Colorado intended that result when enacting the state’s […]
The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) filed its opening brief in the Colorado Supreme Court, which earlier agreed to answer four questions presented by a federal judge hearing the case of Coalition for a Secular Government (CSG) v. Gessler. The brief argues, concerning the first question to be considered by the Court, that lengthy policy papers such as those published by CSG should […]
In this order the Colorado Supreme Court agreed to a US District Court judge’s request to “provide clear guidance… as to the scope and meaning” of four unclear provisions of Colorado’s campaign finance laws that are the subject of litigation under the First Amendment to the US Constitution.
CSG v. Gessler: Federal Court Order Seeking Clarification by the Colorado Supreme (US District Court for the District of Colorado)
A federal judge today issued an order seeking clarification by the Colorado Supreme Court of the state’s campaign finance laws. Senior Judge John L. Kane of the United States Court for the District of Colorado asked the state Supreme Court to “provide clear guidance… as to the scope and meaning” of provisions that have been […]