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January 2016

The Past and Future of Buckley v. Valeo

January 26, 2016
The Past and Future of Buckley v. Valeo

On January 30, 1976, the United States Supreme Court handed down Buckley v. Valeo, still its most important decision at the intersection of campaign finance and the First Amendment. The Court brought forth a per curiam opinion that invalidated significant parts of the 1974 amendments to the Federal Election Campaign Act. The Buckley Court denied Congress the power to limit campaign spending. But…

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December 2015

Tenth Anniversary Gala

December 2, 2015
CCP Tenth Anniversary Gala

On December 2, 2015, the Center for Competitive Politics held its Tenth Anniversary Gala. Over the last decade, the Center has worked tirelessly to fulfill its mission to promote and defend First Amendment rights to free political speech, assembly, and petition. The Gala celebrated that decade of accomplishment and looked forward to the many successful years to come. Below are…

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January 2015

Citizens United v. FEC after Five Years

January 21, 2015
Citizens United v. FEC after Five Years

Should the government have the power to ban a book if it contains any political advocacy? It took that position, until the Supreme Court ruled in Citizens United v. FEC that Congress could not take away citizen’s political speech rights when they band together in corporations and unions. On the fifth anniversary of the Citizens United ruling, top journalists will interview a variety of…

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