Category Archives: Express Advocacy

Citizens United: First Article on Today’s Arguments

The Associated Press published an article discussing today’s hearing in Citizens United v. FEC.  The article can be found here.

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Pre-Argument Thoughts on Citizens United

With arguments scheduled to begin shortly, let’s inventory what’s at stake in Citizens United.  The pro-regulation groups and their supporters lament that if the United States Supreme Court rules in favor of Citizens United, it will unleash a flood of … Continue reading

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Citizens United: C-Span to Air U.S. Supreme Court Arguments

C-Span announced that it will air the audio recordings of the Citizens United v. FEC arguments tomorrow.  The audio recordings will be released at 11:30 am EST and C-Span will begin airing them shortly afterwards.  A copy of the C-Span … Continue reading

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Citizens United: Roll Call’s Preview

Roll Call ($) published an article previewing the Citizens United case.  The article can be found here.

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Citizens United: Preview by the Associated Press

The Associated Press published a preview of the Citizens United case over the weekend.  The article can be found here.

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Citizens United: The Hill’s Preview

The Hill published a preview of the Citizens United case scheduled to be argued before the United States Supreme Court on September 9, 2009.  As reported in the article, this case has the potential to alter the political landscape.  The … Continue reading

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Citizens United: Could the Internet’s Status as a “Free Speech” Zone be in Danger if the Government Prevails?

Will the outcome of the Citizens United case impact the internet’s status as a “free speech” zone if the government prevails?  The campaign finance world will gather for the Citizens United case at the U.S. Supreme Court on September 9, … Continue reading

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Citizens United: Bloomberg’s Preview

Bloomberg published an article this morning previewing the Citizens United v. FEC case scheduled for arguments next week.  The article can be found here.

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More on Senator McCain, Kansas City Chiefs and the FEC

The Politico published an article discussing the Federal Election Commission’s (“FEC”) dismissal of the complaint filed against Senator McCain and the Kansas City Chiefs concerning a video featuring the Senator that was played at a football game.  As explained by … Continue reading

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Astroturf 2.0: Public Citizen Organizing Protests for Citizens United Case

It appears that Public Citizen, a nonprofit corporation, is organizing protests for September 9, 2009 – the day the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the Citizens United v. FEC case.  The protesters will advocate for continued restrictions on … Continue reading

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North Carolina’s New Electioneering Communication Law

BNA Money & Politics Reports ($) published an article discussing North Carolina’s new limitations on issue advocacy advertisements.  According to the article, the Center for Competitive Politics anticipates that the law will be challenged in court on constitutional grounds.   The article can be found here.

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Citizens United Update: Can Books Can Be Banned?

The New York Times published an interesting article this weekend updating the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case.  The article can be found here.   The article discusses the beliefs and actions of one pro-regulation activist, who apparently believes that … Continue reading

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Express Advocacy Preview

One of the topics I intend to discuss on this website is the definition of “express advocacy” under the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) regulations and relevant case law.  A communication contains express advocacy if it advocates the election or defeat … Continue reading

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