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In the News: Associated Press: Ex-GOP leader fights ND Election Day campaign ban

By Dale Wetzel: BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A former North Dakota Republican Party chairman who doesn’t want to take down the political signs in his yard before Nov. 6 has filed a federal lawsuit challenging a century-old state law that bans campaigning on Election Day. Gary Emineth argued Wednesday that the ban violates the free-speech rights of Republicans and […]

Filed Under: Completed Case, Emineth v. Attorney General of North Dakota Other Links, In the News, In the News Our Cases, Litigation Blog/Press Releases, Quotes CCP, North Dakota

In the News: Huffington Post: North Dakota Election: National Group Sues To Overturn Election Day Campaigning Ban

John Celock from the Huffington Post: A conservative group that helped lead the legal battle that would eventually allow for the creation of super PACs is now working to overturn North Dakota’s ban on election day campaigning, arguing it violates the First Amendment. The Center for Competitive Politics is representing former North Dakota Republican Party Chairman Gary […]

Filed Under: Completed Case, Emineth v. Attorney General of North Dakota Other Links, In the News, In the News Our Cases, Litigation Blog/Press Releases, Quotes CCP, North Dakota

In the News: Denver Post: Gessler hit with another campaign finance lawsuit – but this one he may actually like

By Sara Burnett of the Denver Post: The Center for Competitive Politics has filed a federal lawsuit against Secretary of State Scott Gessler, saying Colorado’s campaign finance laws are overly burdensome and violate the First Amendment rights of small educational groups that want to weigh in on a ballot question. It’s not the first lawsuit filed against Gessler over […]

Filed Under: Coalition for Secular Government v. Gessler Other Links, Current Case, In the News, In the News Our Cases, Litigation Blog/Press Releases, Quotes CCP, Colorado

In the News: WBUR: Big Money In The 2012 Campaign

Brad Smith, chairman and co-founder of the Center for Competitive Politics. He is a former chairman of the Federal Election Commission. Read more…

Filed Under: Completed Case, In the News, In the News Our Cases, Litigation Blog/Press Releases, Quotes CCP, Western Tradition Partnership v. Bullock Other Links, Montana

In the News: Huffington Post: Citizens United Montana Sequel: Supreme Court Ruling Panned By Reformers, Politicians

By Paul Blumenthal The Center for Competitive Politics, a group supportive of Citizens United and money in politics, said in a blog post on its website, “The First Amendment means the same thing in Montana as it does everywhere else in the country: people, no matter their associative status, may speak freely about politics.” Read […]

Filed Under: Completed Case, In the News, In the News Our Cases, Litigation Blog/Press Releases, Quotes CCP, Western Tradition Partnership v. Bullock Other Links, Montana

In the News: The Hill: Supreme Court summarily reverses Montana’s Citizens United case

By Rachel Leven Center for Competitive Politics founder Brad Smith said the decision “is correct,  both empirically and as a matter of law.” Read more…

Filed Under: Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, Completed Case, In the News Our Cases, Litigation Blog/Press Releases, Western Tradition Partnership v. Bullock Other Links, Montana

In the News: National Review: Montana’s Citizens United Challenge Fails

Montana’s Citizens United Challenge Fails By Bradley A. Smith Today’s Supreme Court summary reversal of the Montana Supreme Court’s ruling that Citizens United v. FEC somehow didn’t apply to Montana is hardly surprising. A few first reactions: 1. The Court really had no choice. Montana’s case was that it is so uniquely corrupt that surely […]

Filed Under: Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, Completed Case, In the News, In the News Our Cases, Litigation Blog/Press Releases, Published Articles, Western Tradition Partnership v. Bullock Other Links, Montana

In the News: NPR: Supreme Court Says Montana Cannot Ignore ‘Citizens United’ Ruling

NPR: Supreme Court Says Montana Cannot Ignore ‘Citizens United’ Ruling By Peter Overby The state of Montana has lost a closely watched bid to challenge Citizens United, the 2010 Supreme Court ruling that lets corporations deploy their money to help or attack specific candidates. Citizens United dramatically loosened the restraints on corporate involvement in political campaigns. It […]

Filed Under: Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, Completed Case, In the News, In the News Our Cases, Litigation Blog/Press Releases, Published Articles, Western Tradition Partnership v. Bullock Other Links, Montana

In the News: LA Times: After winning right to spend, political groups fight for secrecy

By Joseph Tanfani and Melanie Mason Bradley A. Smith,  a Republican and former chairman of the Federal Election Commission,  is among those whose views have changed on disclosure. In 2003,  he endorsed disclosing donors as a way to discourage corruption by “exposing potential or actual conflicts of interest.” But later,  he said,  he concluded that […]

Filed Under: Completed Case, In the News, In the News Our Cases, Litigation Blog/Press Releases, Quotes CCP, Western Tradition Partnership v. Bullock Other Links, Montana

In the News: Daily Caller: Supreme Court upholds Citizens United decision

By Angelica Malik Smith said in a statement,  “In the two years since Citizens United,  campaigns have been more competitive and more issue-oriented,  with higher voter turnout and more voices heard.” Read more…  

Filed Under: Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, Completed Case, In the News, In the News Our Cases, Litigation Blog/Press Releases, Quotes CCP, Western Tradition Partnership v. Bullock Other Links, Montana

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