Scott Blackburn

Washington Times: Dire predictions about Citizens United prove false (In the News)

By Scott Blackburn Let us quickly dismiss some of the factual inaccuracies contained in these early 2010 predictions. Contrary to the president’s claim, foreign corporations cannot, nor could they at any time since the 1970s, contribute to or spend money, directly or indirectly, on U.S. elections. Citizens United did not overturn the ban on corporate donations to political […]

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Washington Examiner: Citizens United: It’s about free speech (In the News)

By Scott Blackburn This week marks the fifth anniversary of Citizens United — the most maligned, degraded, and vilified Supreme Court decision of the last decade. But it is a decision that deserves celebration. On this day five years ago, the court continued a proud tradition of protecting our right to free political speech. The decision was controversial. It […]

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News Telegram: Reforming contribution limits (In the News)

By Scott Blackburn In November, the State House saw two incumbent members lose their election, the same number of representatives that were kicked out for criminal convictions during the past term. Of the 160-member House, the voters decided that only two incumbent politicians didn’t deserve another two years on the job.  A similar story played out in […]

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Wall Street Journal: Not Even Reformers Can Follow Campaign-Finance Law (In the News)

By Scott Blackburn ‘Embrace the Irony.” That’s the slogan of Mayday PAC, the self-described “Super PAC to end all Super PACs” and brainchild of Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig. But there is unintended irony as well. Mayday PAC, which supports more campaign-finance regulations, repeatedly violated existing campaign-finance laws.  In a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission in late November, […]

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