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Compulsory Donor Disclosure: When Government Monitors Its Citizens

In this Heritage Foundation Legal Memorandum by CCP Chairman Bradley A. Smith, Research Fellow Scott Blackburn, and Policy Analyst Luke Wachob, the authors explain how political speech in America is subject to an ever expanding disclosure regime as more and more private information – including citizens’ names, home addresses, employers, and occupations, as well as […]

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Two Years Later: A Condensed Timeline of the IRS Political Targeting Scandal

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CCP Wins Nevada Express Advocacy Case

CCP President David Keating: “This is an important victory for free speech.” Alexandria, VA – The Nevada Supreme Court today ruled that the state government could not force a group of citizens to register with the state before circulating mailings that criticized an officeholder. In a major victory for free speech, the Court held that Citizens […]

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Brad Smith’s Comments on Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in Response to McCutcheon v. FEC

 January 15, 2015 Via Electronic Submission System Available for download at this link. Federal Election Commission Attn: Amy L. Rothstein, Assistant General Counsel 999 E Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20463 RE: Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking [REG 2014-01] On October 9, 2014, the Commission issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in Response to McCutcheon […]

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II v. Gessler: Opening Brief (10th Circuit)

Download brief here.   II v. Gessler: Opening Brief (10th Circuit)

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Amicus Brief: New York Republican State Committee and Tennessee Republican Party v. SEC in Support of Appellants

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AFJ, CCP and ACLU Letter: Concerns regarding investigation into the interactions between the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Environmental Protection Agency

Read full letter here. December 18, 2014 The Honorable Darrel Issa Chairman U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform 2157 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C., 20515 The Honorable David Vitter Ranking Member U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works 456 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C., 20510 Dear Rep. Issa and […]

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Recommendations to Massachusetts Campaign Finance Task Force on Internet Ad Disclaimers and Election Cycle Contribution Limits

December 17, 2014 Mr. Michael Sullivan Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance John W. McCormack Building One Ashburton Place, Room 411 Boston, MA 02108 Download here… Re:      Recommendations to Massachusetts Campaign Finance Task Force on Internet Ad Disclaimers and Election Cycle Contribution Limits Dear Director Sullivan and members of the Campaign Finance Task Force: […]

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Response to Recent Comments of The Bright Lines Project

Link available here Via E-Mail (amy.f.giuliano@irscounsel.treas.gov) and Certified Mail Ms. Amy F. Giuliano Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (Tax Exempt and Government Entities) CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-134417-13) Room 5205 Internal Revenue Service P.O. Box 7604, Ben Franklin Station Washington, DC 20044 RE: Response to Recent Comments of The Bright Lines Project (REG-134417-13) Dear Ms. Giuliano: The Center […]

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FEC Complaint: Mayday PAC violated campaign finance laws

Super PAC that wants more speech rules can’t figure out current law The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) today filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Mayday PAC, the self-proclaimed “SuperPAC to end all SuperPACs,” founded by Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig. The complaint documents that at least twelve Mayday PAC television ads, […]

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