California’s “Deepfake” Bill is a Bad Omen

July 18, 2019   •  By Luke Wachob   •  , ,

Members of Congress and state legislators alike are worried about “deepfakes” – videos altered by artificial intelligence to make it appear as though someone ...

Constitutional and Practical Issues with California Assembly Bill 1104

March 27, 2017   •  By Matt Nese   •  , , ,

On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics (“the Center”) I respectfully submit the following comments on constitutional and practical issues with Assembly Bill ...

Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Becerra

February 21, 2017   •  By IFS staff   •  , , , ,

Americans for Prosperity Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is challenging the state of California’s requirement that the organization provides to the state a list of ...

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association v. Brown

December 15, 2016   •  By IFS staff   •  , ,

Can state legislators overturn the will of the people in order to institute tax-financed campaigns? Under California law, the Institute for Free Speech believes ...

Comments and Suggested Language to California Fair Political Practices Commission on Proposed Revisions to Political Reform Act of 1974

October 31, 2016   •  By David Keating   •  , ,

As you know, California’s Fair Political Practices Commission (“FPPC”), the body charged with the administration and enforcement of California’s Political Reform Act (“Act”), has ...

Letter to California Governor Jerry Brown on Constitutional Issues with S.B. 1107

September 9, 2016   •  By David Keating   •  , ,

On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics, I urge you to veto Senate Bill 1107, which amends the Political Reform Act of 1974 ...

Letter to the California Fair Political Practices Commission on Proposed SB 1107 Amendment

July 20, 2016   •  By David Keating   •  , ,

SB 1107 proposes to amend the Political Reform Act by enacting a change to the flat prohibition of Government Code section 85300 on the ...

Comments to California Fair Political Practices Commission on Proposed Changes to 2 Cal. Code Regs. § 18225.7 (“Made at the Behest; Independent Versus Coordinated Expenditures”)

October 14, 2015   •  By Eric Wang   •  , , ,

Although the Commission’s proposal has many pitfalls and paradoxes, CCP notes some of the ones that stand out the most: The proposed changes would make ...

Significant Constitutional and Practical Issues with California Assembly Bill 1494

April 13, 2015   •  By Matt Nese   •  , ,

On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics, I respectfully submit the following comments to highlight serious constitutional and practical problems presented by Assembly ...

Amendment Recommendations for California Assembly Bill 594

April 13, 2015   •  By Matt Nese   •  , ,

On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics (CCP), I write to inform the Committee’s consideration of Assembly Bill 594. As introduced, the bill ...

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