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James v. FEC Jurisdictional Statement

Appellant Virginia James wishes to contribute to federal candidates and their committees. She does not intend to exceed the $2,500 limit on contributions to particular candidates. But she does prefer to make contributions, in the aggregate, exceeding the $46,200 ceiling the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (“BCRA”) and subsequent FEC regulations impose. Using the […]

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CSG v. Gessler Colorado Supreme Court Order

The Colorado Supreme Court agreed to a US District Court judge’s request to “provide clear guidance… as to the scope and meaning” of four unclear provisions of Colorado’s campaign finance laws that are the subject of litigation under the First Amendment to the US Constitution.

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James v. FEC Complaint

The Center for Competitive Politics legal team, led by Legal Director Allen Dickerson, filed a complaint in the US District Court for the District of Columbia challenging the biennial aggregate limits on contributions to federal candidates as a violation of the First Amendment. The case stems from the efforts of Virginia James, a private citizen, who seeks to give contributions […]

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CSG v. Gessler: Plaintiff’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction (US District Court for the District of Colorado)

The Center for Competitive Politics’ (CCP) legal team filed a motion for preliminary injunction on behalf of a Colorado group, Coalition for Secular Government (CSG). CCP asks that a federal judge in Colorado enjoin Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler refrain from forcing CSG to register as an “issue committee” until their constitutional claims can be heard. […]

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NDPAC AOR

Center for Competitive Politics Legal Director Allen Dickerson joined attorney Benjamin T. Barr and local counsel Dan Backer of DB Capitol Strategies in filing an advisory opinion request (AOR) with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on behalf of the National Defense Committee. The AOR was posted to the FEC website today and asks for clarification as to whether […]

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Amicus Brief: Kilroy v. Husted

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CSG v. Gessler: Complaint (US District Court for the District of Colorado)

The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) legal team, led by Legal Director Allen Dickerson, today filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado on behalf of the Coalition for Secular Government (CSG). The question raised by the First Amendment lawsuit is whether Colorado can force small educational groups to […]

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Amicus Brief: Fourth Circuit Brief in United States v. Danielczyk

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Western Tradition Partnership v. Bullock US District Court Order and Permanent Injunction

In Western Tradition Partnership Inc. v. Attorney General, the Montana Supreme Court upheld Montana’s ban on corporate independent political expenditures, in the face of the United State’s Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizen United v. Federal Election Commission.  Here is the US District Court Order and Permanent Injunction.

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Amicus Brief: United States of America v. Kevin Ring

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