Lawsuit Says Colorado’s Campaign Contribution Limits Violate First Amendment

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January 31, 2022   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

The nation’s most restrictive limit on donations to legislative candidates just landed in federal court. In a lawsuit filed late Friday, two Colorado candidates and a ...

Lopez v. Griswold

January 31, 2022   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  , ,

The nation’s most restrictive limit on donations to legislative candidates just landed in federal court. Two Colorado candidates and a citizen who wishes to ...

303 Creative v. Elenis

October 28, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

The Tenth Circuit’s decision threatens to shatter strict scrutiny’s protection for speech in every context. The Supreme Court should grant certiorari to prevent strict ...

Watchdog Group Sues Colorado City Over Campaign Law That Violates Freedom of the Press

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June 3, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

Yesterday, represented by attorneys from the Institute for Free Speech, the Lakewood Citizens Watchdog Group filed a federal lawsuit challenging a Lakewood, Colorado law ...

Lakewood Citizens Watchdog Group v. City of Lakewood

June 2, 2021   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

Lakewood, Colorado city officials claim that a local watchdog group broke the law when its regularly-published newsletter reported on candidates in a recent election. ...

Contribution Limits Harm State and Local Leaders Running for President

August 6, 2019   •  By Mark D'Ostilio   •  , ,

Under FEC rules, presidential candidates are largely free to shift money from their past campaigns for federal office into their current presidential campaign accounts. ...

Constitutional and Practical Issues with Colorado Senate Bill 19-068

January 28, 2019   •  By Allen Dickerson   •  , , , , ,

This legislation touches on fundamental First Amendment rights of speech, petition, and private association. S.B. 19-068 is, therefore, subject to “exacting scrutiny” – a heightened ...

Constitutional and Practical Issues with Colorado House Bills 17-1261 and 17-1262

April 24, 2017   •  By Allen Dickerson   •  , , ,

On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics (“the Center”), we respectfully submit the following comments on constitutional and practical issues with portions of ...

Colorado closes free speech case, changes law, pays $220K in attorney’s fees

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April 7, 2017   •  By IFS Staff   •  , ,

Alexandria, VA – Attorneys for Colorado and the Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) filed a notice in federal court today ending a free speech ...

Amicus Brief: Campaign Integrity Watchdog, LLC v. Coloradans for a Better Future (Colorado Court of Appeals)

June 2, 2016   •  By Scott Blackburn   •  , ,

Declaring that pro bono legal services are a political “contribution” impedes Constitutional litigation. Colorado law authorizes private citizens to bring campaign finance enforcement actions, ...

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