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Testimony of Bradley A. Smith to the Senate Rules and Administration Committee on the DISCLOSE Act of 2014

Testimony of Bradley A. Smith to the Senate Rules and Administration Committee on the DISCLOSE Act of 2014

Testimony of Bradley A. Smith Chairman, Center for Competitive Politics, Alexandria, Virginia Visiting Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr. Chair of Law, West Virginia University Before the Committee on Rules and Administration United States Senate July 23, 2014 Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to present my view at this [...]

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Amending the First Amendment: Absurd rhetoric and patent falsehoods (Video)

Amending the First Amendment: Absurd rhetoric and patent falsehoods (Video)

Patent falsehoods? Absurd rhetoric? These are hallmarks of those who are trying to convince Americans that we need to amend the First Amendment so that politicians can decide what limits they can impose on our right to associate and speak about politics. We’re not the ones claiming that this amendment is necessary to overturn a [...]

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Amending the First Amendment: Empowering politicians to ban books and movies (Video)

Amending the First Amendment: Empowering politicians to ban books and movies (Video)

For more information on the attempts to amend the First Amendment, check out CCP’s resource page or sign up for e-mail updates using the form on the left.

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Comment on the New York Emergency Regulations Relative to Independent Expenditure Reporting

Comment on the New York Emergency Regulations Relative to Independent Expenditure Reporting

Chairman James A. Walsh Chairman Douglas A. Kellner New York State Board of Elections 40 North Pearl St., Ste. 5 Albany, NY 12207-2729 Via Electronic Mail: regcomments@elections.ny.gov Dear Co-Chairman Kellner, Co-Chairman Walsh, and Members of the Board: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics (“CCP”),[1] I write to respectfully comment on the Emergency Regulations [...]

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Wall Street Journal: Congress Abetted the IRS Targeting of Conservatives (In the News)

Wall Street Journal: Congress Abetted the IRS Targeting of Conservatives (In the News)

By Brad Smith and David Keating On Monday the Center for Competitive Politics filed a complaint with the Senate Select Committee on Ethics against nine U.S. senators: for interfering with IRS tax proceedings; for misusing official resources for campaign purposes; and for improper conduct that reflects poorly upon the Senate. Attempting to use the IRS to advance a [...]

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