Current Case

Center for Competitive Politics Files Cert Petition in Corsi v. OEC

The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) petitioned the US Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari late Tuesday in Corsi v. Ohio Elections Commission. The petition challenges a recent decision by the Ohio Court of Appeals that upheld the Ohio Elections Commission’s (OEC) interpretation of the major purpose requirement in determining whether or not a group must register […]

Filed Under: Corsi v. OEC Other Links, Current Case, Litigation Blog/Press Releases, Press Releases

In the News: Examiner: Colorado Supreme Court hears 1st Amendment challenge to campaign finance laws

By Matt Arnold The Colorado Supreme Court hears arguments tomorrow (Weds, 8 May 2013) in a 1st Amendment challenge to the state’s campaign finance laws (pursuant to a request to clarify the “scope & meaning” of Colorado campaign finance laws in an order issued by a Federal judge late last year)… Read more…

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

Colorado’s Opportunity to Protect First Amendment Rights

May the government ban the publication of books if they contain only one sentence of express advocacy, such as “Vote for Smith”? At the oral argument for Citizens United v. FEC, the federal government argued that campaign finance laws could ban a corporation, presumably including book publishers, from producing a book with even one sentence […]

Filed Under: Blog, Coalition for Secular Government v. Gessler Other Links, Current Case, Litigation Blog/Press Releases, Colorado, CSG, Diana Hsieh, Colorado

CCP Files Reply in Colorado Free Speech Case

CONTACT: Sarah Lee, Communications Director, 770.598.7961 ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Center for Competitive Politics’s Legal Team filed a response today in Coalition for Secular Government (CSG) v. Gessler, a case currently pending before the Colorado Supreme Court. The brief explains why Colorado law should not be allowed to regulate CSG as an issue committee. No […]

Filed Under: Coalition for Secular Government v. Gessler Other Links, Current Case, Litigation Blog/Press Releases, Press Releases, Coalition for Secular Government v. Gessler Other Links, Colorado Supreme Court, Scott Gessler, Colorado, District Of Columbia

CCP Files Brief in Colorado Supreme Court Free Speech Case

CONTACT: Sarah Lee, Communications Director, 770.598.7961 ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) today announced that it 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 case argues that the First Amendment to the US Constitution bars Colorado […]

Filed Under: Blog, Coalition for Secular Government v. Gessler Other Links, Current Case, Featured Content, Litigation Blog/Press Releases, Press Releases, Allen Dickerson, CCP, certified questions, Coalition for Secular Government v. Gessler Other Links, opening brief, Colorado, District Of Columbia

Colorado Supreme Court to Rule on Federal Judge’s Questions

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – In an order received today, 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. The request […]

Filed Under: Blog, Coalition for Secular Government v. Gessler Other Links, Current Case, Featured Content, Litigation Blog/Press Releases, Press Releases, Coalition for Secular Government v. Gessler Other Links, Colorado, questions, Colorado, District Of Columbia

Federal Judge Asks for Clarification of Colorado Campaign Finance Laws

CONTACT: Sarah Lee, Communications Director, 770.598.7961   ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A federal judge today issued an order seeking clarification by the Colorado Supreme Court of the state’s campaign finance laws. Senior Judge John L. Kane of the United States Court for the District of Colorado asked the state Supreme Court to “provide clear guidance… as to […]

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CSG Colorado Hearing to be rescheduled following election

UPDATE: The hearing set for tomorrow in Denver, Colo. has been vacated. According to the order issued by Senior Judge John Kane: “Plaintiff’s requests for preliminary and permanent injunctive relief were consolidated and are set for a full-day trial/hearing tomorrow, Friday, September 21, 2012. Given the unlikelihood proponents of a ‘personhood’ amendment will salvaged for […]

Filed Under: Blog, Coalition for Secular Government v. Gessler Other Links, Current Case, Featured Content, Litigation Blog/Press Releases, Press Releases, Allen Dickerson, Coalition for Secular Government v. Gessler Other Links, Colorado, Diana Hsieh, First Amendment, Colorado, District Of Columbia

CCP Files Motion in Colorado Case

DATELINE: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 CONTACT: Sarah Lee, Communications Director, 770.598.7961   ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Center for Competitive Politics’ (CCP) legal team filed a motion for preliminary injunction late last night on behalf of a Colorado group, Coalition for Secular Government (CSG). CCP asks that a federal judge in Colorado enjoin Colorado Secretary of State […]

Filed Under: Blog, Coalition for Secular Government v. Gessler Other Links, Current Case, Featured Content, Litigation Blog/Press Releases, Press Releases, Coalition for Secular Government v. Gessler Other Links, Colorado, Diana Hsieh, Colorado, District Of Columbia

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

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