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Judge Grants Fees in Election Day Campaign Ban Case

Judge Daniel L. Hovland of the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota awarded the Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) $18,000 in attorney’s fees and costs on Friday in the final chapter of the Emineth v. Jaeger lawsuit.  Last October, Judge Hovland issued an injunction barring enforcement of North Dakota’s prohibition against campaigning on Election Day. “Banning political […]

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Court Rules North Dakota Campaign Ban Unconstitutional

Calling the law “clearly invalid,” a federal judge in North Dakota today ruled that the state’s 100-year-old ban on election-day campaigning is unconstitutional. The ruling came in response to a lawsuit filed by the Center for Competitive Politics, a pro-free speech group. The Center represents Gary Emineth, who wishes to post yard signs on his property, […]

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CCP’s North Dakota Challenge Piques Interest

The Center for Competitive Politics, representing former North Dakota Republic Party Chairman Gary Emineth, filed a lawsuit challenging a North Dakota ban on campaigning on election day. From the Associated press article “Ex-GOP leader fights ND Election Day campaign ban“: The law, which dates to 1911, bars anyone from attempting to influence others to vote, […]

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In the News: Associated Press: Ex-GOP leader fights ND Election Day campaign ban

By Dale Wetzel: BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A former North Dakota Republican Party chairman who doesn’t want to take down the political signs in his yard before Nov. 6 has filed a federal lawsuit challenging a century-old state law that bans campaigning on Election Day. Gary Emineth argued Wednesday that the ban violates the free-speech rights of Republicans and […]

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In the News: Huffington Post: North Dakota Election: National Group Sues To Overturn Election Day Campaigning Ban

John Celock from the Huffington Post: A conservative group that helped lead the legal battle that would eventually allow for the creation of super PACs is now working to overturn North Dakota’s ban on election day campaigning, arguing it violates the First Amendment. The Center for Competitive Politics is representing former North Dakota Republican Party Chairman Gary […]

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CCP Files Election-Day Free Speech Challenge in North Dakota

CONTACT: Sarah Lee, Communications Director, 770.598.7961 ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Center for Competitive Politics filed a lawsuit today in the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota, challenging a state ban on “electioneering on election day.” The complaint states that the ban, which prohibits all election-day attempts to “induce or persuade” any North Dakota […]

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