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Citizen Jeff: Sanders Facing Attack By unPAC USA (In the News)

Jeff Norman The notion of limiting what can be spent on influence is preposterous and infeasible in so many ways that the average person, who hasn’t given the issue a lot of thought, is unlikely to grasp. So unPAC USA will gradually create and disseminate easily-digested content in all forms until an extensive, comprehensible and […]

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Wall Street Journal: Campaign Finance Confusion (In the News)

Center for Competitive Politics President David Keating on the Republican presidential candidate’s comments on campaign-finance reform. Watch…

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Cato: Podcast: Can Spending Corrupt a Ballot Initiative? (In the News)

Allen Dickerson and Trevor Burrus The Supreme Court has an opportunity to clarify that spending money to influence voters on a ballot initiative isn’t a corrupting influence. Allen Dickerson with the Center for Competitive Politics and Cato’s Trevor Burrus comment. Listen…

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CBC Radio: In Defence of SuperPACs (In the News)

Third-party political advertising made the news this week, with the emergence of HarperPAC, an independent pro-Conservative campaign group. A similar organization called Engage Canada unveiled its ads this week, criticizing the economic record of Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party.These groups can be compared to American “SuperPACs”, Political Action Committees that aren’t attached to a […]

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Center for Individual Freedom: Overreach at the IRS (In the News)

Scott Blackburn, Research Fellow at the Center for Competitive Politics, discusses the continuing saga involving the IRS as speech police, why tax collectors shouldn’t decide if an organization is a political committee or a social-welfare group, and recent developments in the campaign finance arena. Listen…

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Libertarianism.org: What Makes a Fair Election? (Audio) (In the News)

Featuring Allen Dickerson, Aaron Ross Powell, and Trevor Burrus Allen Dickerson joins us to talk about First Amendment rights when it comes to funding campaigns. What does it mean to have an undue influence on an election?   Listen…

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CFIF: Political Speech Rights (Audio)

Scott Blackburn, Research Fellow at the Center for Competitive Politics, discusses the effects of campaign-finance regulations on free political speech and participation, and how not even reformers can follow campaign-finance laws.  Read more…

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Cato Institute: Mayday PAC’s Missteps (David Keating) (In the News)

Lawrence Lessig’s Mayday PAC was supposed to bring about the end of superPACs. Instead, it may have violated some of the least complicated elements of campaign finance regulation. David Keating of the Center for Competitive Politics comments.

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Wall Street Journal: Opinion: Are Campaign Disclosure Laws Unconstitutional? (Video)

Center for Competitive Politics Legal Director Allen Dickerson on the Colorado Supreme Court’s ruling that state campaign-disclosure laws violate the First Amendment. Watch…

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Texas Tribune Festival: 2014 Tribune Festival: “Dark Money” vs. Donor Privacy (In the News)

Moderated by Center for Public Integrity Senior Political Reporter Dave Levinthal. Featured were Sunlight Foundation Editorial Director Bill Allison, state Rep. Byron Cook, Baker Hostetler Associate Andrew Grossman, Center for Competitive Politics President David Keating and Texas Ethics Commissioner Chase Untermeyer.  Listen…

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