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CU & CUF Sign On To Amicus Brief In Religious Liberty Case, Kennedy v. Bremerton School District

Citizens United & Citizens United Foundation Sign On To Amicus Brief In Religious Liberty Case, Kennedy v. Bremerton School District

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Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Becerra Amicus Brief

Citizens United and Citizens United Foundation have filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court urging the justices to strike down a California regulation that requires charities to provide the state’s attorney general with the identities and contribution amounts of their top donors in order to solicit contributions in that state.  The Citizens United brief says the decision of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upholding the requirement should be reversed because it violates charities’ 1st Amendment associational right to engage in anonymous speech.  The Citizens United brief also asks the court to reconsider its usage of interest balances tests in 1st Amendment cases and instead decide such cases based on the “text, history, and tradition” of the 1st Amendment.  Finally, the brief asserts that the California donor disclosure requirement unlawfully conditions the exercise of free speech rights on the forfeiture of confidentiality protections provided under federal law.

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NR: SCOTUS Agrees to Hear Case Challenging First Amendment Violations by Kamala Harris and Xavier Becerra against Conservative Nonprofits

CU, CUF & TPC are proud to have filed an amicus brief in this case!

National Review: SCOTUS Agrees to Hear Case Challenging First Amendment Violations by Kamala Harris and Xavier Becerra against Conservative Nonprofits

The U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari late Friday to hear Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Becerra and its companion case, Thomas More Law Center v. Becerra. The two cases challenge significant First Amendment violations against conservative nonprofits by the California attorney general’s office, violations which started under Jerry Brown and flourished under his successors, Kamala Harris (now the vice president-elect) and Xavier Becerra (now Joe Biden’s nominee to run the Department of Health and Human Services, the largest civilian arm of the federal government). I discussed the case in detail in late October. It will likely be argued in the spring and decided around June.

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Citizens United Amicus Brief Highlighted by The Federalist

Texas attempted in its briefs to crystalize the harm by stressing its interest in who serves as vice president, given the vice president’s tie-breaking status in the Senate and senators’ role as the representatives of the states. But a simpler and stronger argument came in a brief submitted by would-be amicus curiae Citizen’s United:

When one state allows the Manner in which Presidential Electors be chosen to be determined by anyone other than the state legislature, that state acts in breach of the presuppositions on which the Union is based. Each state is not isolated from the rest—rather, all states are interdependent. Our nation’s operational principle is E pluribus unum. Each state has a duty to other states to abide by this and other reciprocal obligations built into Constitution. While defendant states may view this suit as an infringement of its sovereignty, it is not, as the defendant states surrendered their sovereignty when they agreed to abide by Article II, § 1. Each state depends on other states to adhere to minimum constitutional standards in areas where it ceded its sovereignty to the union—and if those standards are not met, then the responsibility to enforce those standards falls to this Court.

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Texas v. Pennsylvania Amicus Brief (2020 Presidential Election)

Citizens United, Citizens United Foundation and The Presidential Coalition have filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court urging the court to permit Texas to challenge the manner in which Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Georgia chose their Presidential Electors in the 2020 presidential election.  The brief explains why the Framers vested the exclusive authority in state legislatures for deciding the “manner” in which presidential electors are elected, and why it is important for the Supreme Court to enforce that authority against the Defendant states in light of their failures to follow the processes mandated by their respective legislatures.

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Republican Party of PA v. Boockvar (CU Amicus Brief - 2020 Voting in Pennsylvania)

CU, CUF and TPC file amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the Pennsylvania Republican Party’s challenge to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision extending the time for receipt of mail-in ballots until three days after Election Day.

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Trump v. New York - Merits Amicus Brief (Illegal Immigration/Census)

In Trump v. New York, Citizens United, and its sister organizations Citizens United Foundation and The Presidential Coalition, urge the Supreme Court to overturn a three-judge District Court ruling enjoining the Secretary of Commerce and other government officials from following President Trump's directive to exclude illegal immigrants from the population base on which congressional reapportionment is to be made. Citizens United's main argument is that the Constitution vests Congress with broad discretion over lawmaking as it relates to conducting the Census and that the Census Act, in turn, delegates broad discretion to the President and the Executive Branch over how the Census is to be conducted. We contend that the District Court's injunction effectively usurps the President's statutory and constitutional authority by substituting the judges' policy preferences over those of the President.

Trump v. New York - Merits ... by Citizens United


Comments on Petition for Rulemaking (REG 2020-02) Seeking to Close the Bloomberg Loophole

Comments on Petition for Rulemaking (REG 2020-02) Seeking to Close the Bloomberg Loophole on Transfers to National Political Party Committees

Today, Citizens United and Citizens United Foundation filed comments with the Federal Election Commission urging the Commission to revise its regulations governing transfers of funds from federal candidates to national political party committees in order to close the loophole exploited by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to funnel $18 million of his personal funds from his presidential campaign account to the Democratic National Committee.

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Citizens United, Citizens United Foundation & The Presidential Coalition file Amicus Brief in U.S. v. Michael Flynn

"The government's Motion to Dismiss should be granted and any discussion by the court-appointed amicus curiae regarding criminal contempt or perjury should be stricken." 

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Daily Wire: Bloomberg Campaign’s $18 Million Donation To DNC Sets Dangerous Precedent, Watchdogs Say

A watchdog group has asked federal regulators to close a "loophole" former 2020 presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg used to donate $18 million to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) last month.

Citizens United petitioned the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on Wednesday to close the "Bloomberg loophole" that, in effect, allows self-funded political candidates to give money to certain political groups in excess of individual limits placed on donations. The activist group said that the Bloomberg campaign's donation, almost entirely derived from Bloomberg's personal wealth, was "more than 500 times greater" than what he could have directly given.

"While Bloomberg's transfer may fall within the letter of the regulation governing transfers of candidate funds to national political party committees it certainly does not fall within the spirit," wrote Michael Boos, executive vice president and general counsel of Citizens United.

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