All I Want for Christmas Is Lawmakers to Respect Privacy

December 16, 2020   •  By Tiffany Donnelly   •  , , ,

New York Rep. Tom Suozzi plans to use the FEC's disclosure database to name and shame New Yorkers who donate to candidates he doesn’t ...

Taxpayer-financed campaigns could be an expensive mistake for New Yorkers

June 5, 2020   •  By Alex Baiocco   •  , ,

In the midst of a devastating pandemic and plummeting tax revenue, New York’s new budget law gives millions of tax dollars to politicians for ...

New York Nonprofit Disclosure Law Struck Down in Win for Privacy in Association

October 7, 2019   •  By Zac Morgan   •  , , ,

Last week, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York handed down a significant victory for First Amendment rights. In ...

The Mets Aren’t Good, But Free Speech Is

October 25, 2018   •  By Eric Peterson   •  , , ,

The World Series is now underway between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Absent from the Fall Classic due to their ...

2018 May Be the Year of the Political Outsider, No Thanks to Campaign Finance “Reform”

July 18, 2018   •  By Alex Baiocco   •  , , ,

At every level of government, 2018 is experiencing a surge in political outsiders and newcomers running for office. The moment is also notable for ...

Letter to New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Constitutional Issues with Executive Order No. 157

June 16, 2016   •  By David Keating   •  , ,

On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics, we write in regards to Executive Order No. 157, which you issued on June 5, and ...

The November Team, et al., v. Joint Commission on Public Ethics

March 8, 2016   •  By IFS staff   •  , , , , ,

The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) issued a final advisory opinion in January 2016 that would expand the definition of ...

New York Aggregate Limit Statute Likely Unconstitutional under McCutcheon

April 30, 2014   •  By Joe Trotter   •  , ,

With the 2014 elections rapidly approaching, we urge you to take quick action to respond to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in McCutcheon v. ...

Rubin v. Theobald

November 1, 2013   •  By IFS staff   •  , ,

David Rubin is a resident of the Town of Manlius, New York. He wishes to exercise his First Amendment right to engage in political ...

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