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In the News: Wall Street Journal: A Supreme Opportunity to Build on Citizens United

A Supreme Opportunity to Build on Citizens United By Bradley A. Smith With these rulings, despite alarmist warnings about their consequences, voter turnout has increased, more races have been competitive, presidential nominating contests have not ended with the New Hampshire primary, and the electorate has had one of the most sustained debates about the role […]

Filed Under: Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, Completed Case, In the News, In the News Our Cases, James v. FEC Other Links, Litigation Blog/Press Releases, McCutcheon v. FEC Other Links, Published Articles, United States v. Danielczyk Other Links, WSJ

In the News: Wall Street Journal: The Dangers of an Informed Electorate

The Dangers of an Informed Electorate CCP Chairman Bradley A. Smith wrote this piece for the Wall Street Journal: One day you return home from work, go to your mailbox, and find a packet from your employer concerning the coming Nov. 6 election. It includes information about the candidates and a letter from the company […]

Filed Under: Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, In the News, Published Articles, WSJ

In the News: Wall Street Journal: Welcome to Boycott Nation

Welcome to Boycott Nation By Bradley A. Smith It’s becoming hard to know with whom one can do business. We’ve been told that if you don’t like what Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck says on the radio, you should not only not listen to their shows, you should boycott businesses that advertise on their shows. […]

Filed Under: Disclosure Press Release/In the News/Blog, Federal In the News, In the News, Published Articles, State In the News, WSJ

In the News: Wall Street Journal: Meet the Parents of the Super PACs

Meet the Parents of the Super PACs By David Keating and Edward Crane If you are looking for the villains who created the so-called Super PACs, look no further. We are the guilty parties. We are two of the winning plaintiffs in SpeechNow.org v. Federal Election Commission, which was decided by the U.S. Circuit Court […]

Filed Under: In the News, Published Articles, WSJ

In the News: Wall Street Journal: The War on Political Free Speech

The War on Political Free Speech By Brad Smith Two years ago the Supreme Court upheld the right of an incorporated nonprofit organization to distribute, air and advertise a turgid documentary about Hillary Clinton called, appropriately enough, “Hillary: The Movie.” From this seemingly innocuous and obvious First Amendment decision has sprung a campaign of disinformation […]

Filed Under: Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, In the News, Published Articles, WSJ

In the News: Wall Street Journal: Another Union Attack on Corporate Speech

By CCP Chairman Bradley A. Smith: Since the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, holding that corporations and unions have a right to make expenditures in political races, the political left has been frantically trying to find some way to silence corporate voices. The latest ploy is an effort to […]

Filed Under: Corporate Governance, Corporate Governance Press Release/In the News/Blog, External Relations Sub-Pages, In the News, Published Articles, WSJ

In the News: Wall Street Journal: Government Shouldn’t Play Election Favorites

Wall Street Journal: Government Shouldn’t Play Election Favorites By Bradley A. Smith Should the government choose sides in elections? That is the core question at stake today when the Supreme Court hears oral argument in McComish v. Bennett, challenging Arizona’s tax financing system for political candidates. Historically, the government’s role in elections was limited to […]

Filed Under: In the News, Published Articles, Tax Financed Campaigns Press Release/In the News/Blog, Tax-Financing, WSJ, Maine

In the News: Wall Street Journal: The Incumbent’s Bane: Citizens United and the 2010 Election

Wall Street Journal: The Incumbent’s Bane: Citizens United and the 2010 Election By Bradley A. Smith Last Jan. 27, President Obama stunned his State of the Union audience with an unprecedented attack on the Supreme Court and its decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The president claimed that the Jan. 21, 2010, decision […]

Filed Under: Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, In the News, Issues, Published Articles, WSJ

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