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In the News: Cato Institute: CCP Legal Director Allen Dickerson on Cato Podcast Discusses Disclosure and the SEC

CCP Legal Director Allen Dickerson took part in yesterday’s daily Cato podcast, where he discussed the recent trend of placing campaign donation disclosure issues on the desks of regulators at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), rather than the traditional Federal Election Commission (FEC). This is accomplished via a push for shareholder activism and, according […]

Filed Under: Corporate Governance Press Release/In the News/Blog, In the News, Quotes CCP

In the News: New York World: Bold campaign spending rules in the spotlight

Legal Director Allen Dickerson’s comments on the constitutional issues surrounding non-profits and current and proposed disclosure regulations for New York’s Attorney General was mentioned in the New York World: …But one speaker in attendance was not so pleased. Allen Dickerson, legal director of the Virginia-based advocacy group Center for Competitive Politics, a leader in campaign finance reform […]

Filed Under: Disclosure, Disclosure Press Release/In the News/Blog, External Relations Sub-Pages, In the News, Quotes CCP, comments, Disclosure, New York

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: David Keating at CUNY Forum airing October 16, 2012

CCP President David Keating recently participated in a forum at the City University of New York that sought to provide graduate students at the school insight into campaign finance issues and general information regarding money in politics during the 2012 election cycle. The forum will be broadcast on local New York stations during the month […]

Filed Under: Blog, Broadcast, Video, Audio, Featured Content, In the News, Money in Politics, Quotes CCP, CUNY Forum, David keating, money in politics, District Of Columbia, New York

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

Media Roundup: Supreme Court Rules on Montana

The Supreme Court reaffirmed the Citizens United decision yesterday with American Tradition Partnership v. Bullock.  Below are links to a number of useful articles on the decision: National Review: 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 […]

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

In the News: Forbes: Here Is What’s So Super About Super PACs

By Chip Mellor This avalanche of negative coverage is frustrating to free speech advocates because it isn’t warranted by the reality of super PACs.  At their most basic level, super PACs are just groups of people that pool money to spend on political speech.  Individuals have always been permitted to spend as much as they […]

Filed Under: In the News, Quotes CCP

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

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