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Amicus Brief: Family PAC v. Ferguson

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Libertarian National Committee v. FEC Order Certified to D.C. Circuit

Setting the stage for a groundbreaking First Amendment test of campaign finance law, federal judge  Robert L. Wilkins certified to the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, sitting en banc, the question of whether the government violates the right of free speech by limiting a decedent’s bequest to a political party.  Here […]

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Comments on Maryland House Bill 1499

Center for Competitive Politics Legal Director Allen Dickerson testified before the Maryland Legislature on House Bill 1499, which incorporates many of the suggestions CCP made in testimony last year to the Commission to Study Campaign Finance Law, but still has constitutional problems that are of grave concern to Dickerson and the CCP Legal Team. A […]

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Libertarian National Committee v. FEC Joint Status Report

Pursuant to the Court’s minute order dated February 21, 2013, the parties have met and conferred, and they submited this joint status report briefly setting forth their joint and respective positions on whether the Supreme Court’s decision to note probable jurisdiction in McCutcheon v. FEC (No. 12-536) should affect further proceedings in this case.

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James v. FEC Opposition to Motion to Dismiss or Affirm

The case stems from the efforts of Virginia James, a private citizen, who seeks to give contributions directly to candidates up to the biennial aggregate limit of $117,000. However, federal law allows only $46,200 of that amount, in aggregate, to be given directly to candidates; the rest must be contributed to PACs and party committees. James […]

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Comments on FEC Rulemaking: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 12-80: Limited Liability Partnerships

CCP Legal Director Allen Dickerson submitted comments to the Federal Election Commission’s (FEC) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 12-80: Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs).   Currently, if an LLP makes a contribution, that contribution counts against the individual limits of the LLP’s partners. The FEC’s proposed rule would treat LLPs as corporations for purposes of campaign finance law […]

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CCP Comments on New York Attorney General’s Charity Disclosure Regulations

CCP Legal Director Allen Dickerson appeared at a hearing before New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on  Charity Disclosure Regulations. Dickerson will be speaking at 11 am at 250 Broadway, 19th Floor, Room 1923, New York, NY on the constitutional issues surrounding non-profits and current and proposed disclosure regulations. A copy of his comments can be found here.  

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Amicus Brief: Danielczyk v. United States Supreme Court Amicus

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CSG v. Gessler: Plaintiff’s Opening Brief (Colorado Supreme Court)

The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) filed its opening brief in the Colorado Supreme Court, which earlier agreed to answer four questions presented by a federal judge hearing the case of Coalition for a Secular Government (CSG) v. Gessler. The brief argues, concerning the first question to be considered by the Court, that lengthy policy papers such as those published by CSG should […]

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Emineth v. North Dakota Complaint

The Center for Competitive Politics filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota, challenging a state ban on “electioneering on election day.” The complaint states that the ban, which prohibits all election-day attempts to “induce or persuade” any North Dakota resident to vote a particular way, is a prior […]

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