Paul S. Ryan Testimony on Senate Campaign Disclosure Parity Act (S. 219) before the Senate Rules CommitteeApr 25, 2012
Today, Campaign Legal Center Senior Counsel Paul S. Ryan testified before the Senate Committee on Rules & Administration in support of the Senate Campaign Disclosure Parity Act (S. 219), to require electronic filing of campaign finance disclosure reports by Senate candidates, as House and Presidential candidates have done for more than a decade.
- Apr 18, 2012
Late yesterday, the Campaign Legal Center filed an amicus brief in ProtectMarriage.com v. Bowen in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in support of disclosure provisions in California’s Political Reform Act. The brief urges the court to affirm a district court decision upholding the state ballot measure committee contribution disclosure requirements.
- Apr 18, 2012
Today, Campaign Legal Center Senior Counsel Paul S. Ryan testified before a Congressional Forum on Campaign Finance in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Forum focused on the drastically changed playing field and the flood of outside money into the federal campaign finance system over the past two years.
IRS: Agency Urged to Curb Crossroads GPS Abuse of Tax Status in Wake of Secret $10 million Contribution to Run Attack AdsApr 17, 2012
In a letter sent to the IRS today, Democracy 21 and the Campaign Legal Center again called on the agency to investigate and take appropriate enforcement action against Crossroads GPS for its apparent misuse of a privileged tax status. The letter specifically calls attention to a secret $10 million dollar contribution to the 501(c)(4) group to run attack ads that The Washington Post recently brought to light.
- Apr 12, 2012
A dozen government integrity groups yesterday asked President Obama to appoint new commissioners to the completely dysfunctional Federal Election Commission (FEC) and requested a response guaranteed by the White House regarding the successful petition drive.
- Mar 29, 2012
The Campaign Legal Center yesterday filed an amicus brief in Doe v. Reed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in support of a Washington State disclosure law in an as-applied challenge after the U.S. Supreme Court already ruled the law constitutional in a facial challenge in 2010.
- Mar 28, 2012
Campaign Legal Center President Trevor Potter submitted a statement on the DISCLOSE Act of 2012 (S. 2219) at the request of the Senate Rules Committee. Because Potter was unavailable to testify due to a prior out-of-town commitment, the statement will be entered into the record at the Rules Committee hearing on the bill to be held on March 29, 2012.
- Mar 28, 2012
In a sweeping decision issued late yesterday, a Texas Court upheld numerous Texas campaign finance laws that had been challenged on constitutional grounds in Texas Democratic Party, et al. v. King Street Patriots, et al. Judge John K. Dietz of the District Court of Travis County Texas issued the final summary judgment in the challenge to provisions of Texas campaign finance law, including the state restriction on corporate contributions to candidates, officeholders and political committees, and the disclosure and organizational requirements applicable to political committees.
U.S. House: Members Urged to Support Amendment to FCC Bill Requiring Disclosure of Donors to Groups Buying TV AdsMar 27, 2012
Today the Campaign Legal Center and other reform groups urged Members to support an amendment to require disclosure of those funding television advertisements as the House considers H.R. 3309, a bill to curb Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulatory powers.
FEC: FEC Reminded it has No Authority to Strike Down Contribution Limits in Filing by Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21Mar 26, 2012
The Campaign Legal Center, together with Democracy 21, filed comments today with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), reminding the commission that it has no authority to strike down statutory aggregate contribution limits, or any other laws passed by Congress, as requested by Advisory Opinion Request (AOR) 2012-14.