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Citizens United Joins Other Groups Filing A U.S. Supreme Court Amicus Brief

Citizens United joined The Southeastern Legal Foundation by filing a United States Supreme Court amicus brief on behalf of itself and 9 organizations in support of the petition filed by Minority Television Project, Inc. challenging the political free speech limits and censorship exercised by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

(Minority Television Project, Inc. v. Federal Communications Commission and the United States of America, No. 13- 1124).

The other groups include Atlantic Legal Foundation, Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, Reason Foundation, Individual Rights Foundation, Northwest Legal Foundation, Mackinac Center for Public Policy, Goldwater Institute, Center for Competitive Politics, and Cause of Action. The broad coalition of groups represents the entire geographic breadth of the United States.

13-1124 - Southeastern Legal Foundation Coalition Amici Brief (1) (1)


NH Journal: Paul, Cruz, Huckabee Fire Up NH Conservatives At ‘Freedom Summit’

MANCHESTER— Seven months ahead of the 2014 mid-term elections, the 2016 first-in-the nation primary preliminaries began in first-primary state New Hampshire on Saturday. Three top potential conservative Republican presidential contenders, and several more who may run, unleashed a barrage of anti-Barack Obama and Democratic rhetoric to begin the arduous job of currying favor with the Granite State’s true believers.

The venue was the “Freedom Summit” sponsored by the conservative advocacy groups Citizens United and Americans for Prosperity Foundation. The key players were Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

Read more at the NH Journal here.


CBS News: Potential 2016 GOP Candidates Slam Obamacare At Conservative Gathering

MANCHESTER, N.H. – President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is coming under renewed attack as some of the nation’s leading conservatives gather in New Hampshire for a summit that some consider the unofficial kickoff for the state’s 2016 presidential selection process.

Several potential Republican White House contenders – among them Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee – headlined a conference Saturday in Manchester, N.H., hosted by the conservative groups Citizens United and Americans for Prosperity.

Read more at CBS News here.


NY Times: New Hampshire Republicans Get a Preview of 2016

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Here in a state where presidential politics are never far from anyone’s mind, three Republicans who are considering a run for the White House — Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky, and Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor — pitched their views on Saturday for how conservatives can retake power in Washington.

It was an unusually early event for such an overt discussion of 2016, even by today’s accelerated electoral calendar. Not only is the next presidential election still more than two and a half years away, most states have not even held their primary elections for the midterm elections this year.

The event was the Freedom Summit, a gathering of several hundred put together by two of the most influential groups on the right, the Americans for Prosperity Foundation and Citizens United. And what unfolded on stage in a conference center next to the regional airport was a display of today’s Republican Party in all its dynamism, division and sometimes strange spectacle.

Read more at the New York Times here.


Fox News: Conservatives, White House Hopefuls Gather In New Hampshire, Attack ObamaCare

The country’s leading conservative voices — and potential 2016 presidential candidates — gathered Saturday in New Hampshire to drive more stakes into ObamaCare and urge voters to end Democrats’ control of the White House and Senate.

“We win whenever we have an agenda, boldly focused on upward economic mobility for Americans,” Utah GOP Sen. Mike Lee told the crowd at the Freedom Summit, in Manchester, N.H. “Expect more from the conservative party. … Expect Congress to do its job … Join me in expecting more, expect freedom.”

Read more at Fox News here.


The Union Leader: GOP rally in Manchester fires up party faithful

An A-list of national Republican figures who were in the city Saturday for an event dubbed the New Hampshire Freedom Summit found a receptive audience for criticism of President Obama, the Affordable Care Act and most things Democratic.

Arranged by two conservative political groups – Americans for Prosperity and Citizens United – the daylong meeting drew an estimated 700 people who, the organizers said, snapped up all the available tickets.

Read more at The Union Leader here.


Cagle Post: Celebrating Freedom In The Live Free Or Die State

This past weekend, we were honored to host the inaugural New Hampshire Freedom Summit which, as the New York Times put it, was “a gathering of several hundred put together by two of the most influential groups on the right, the Americans for Prosperity Foundation and Citizens United.” The event was a complete success, and I am so thankful for all of those who put in the hard work along with us to make it happen.

The line started forming at seven in the morning, outside of the venue, two hours ahead of the start of the Freedom Summit. Activists from all over the Granite State joined us to hear from our stellar conservative lineup, and you could feel the enthusiasm in the room from the moment the attendees started walking through the door. We kicked off the event with remarks from New Hampshire’s own Senator Kelly Ayotte, who gave an impassioned speech about the importance of the elections in November, and how it will shape the future of this nation. She spoke of the importance of saving our economy, how we must repeal and replace Obamacare, and how it is crucial to elect leaders who will adhere to the U.S. Constitution, enabling us to preserve our liberties.

Read more at Cagle Post here.


Washington Post: Freedom Summit draws GOP hopefuls to N.H.

When you ask the New Hampshire residents attending the inaugural Freedom Summit why they’re here, there’s a very good chance this is their first reaction, followed by a reverent recitation of the names that drew more than 700 people to a hotel conference center Saturday morning.

There’s Ted Cruz, whom Jean Ferreira, 55, was most excited to see at the event organized by Americans for Prosperity and Citizens United. Ferreira is wearing a “Truth Has No Agenda” T-shirt but has another in her bag that says “I Cruz With Ted.” “I’m praying he’ll sign it,” she said.

Read more at the Washington Post here.


Reuters: Legal victory for big-money campaign donors to be felt in states, courts

David Bossie, president of Citizens United, the conservative advocacy group whose lawsuit led to the 2010 court ruling that paved the way for unlimited spending and fundraising by independent Super PACs and nonprofit groups, agreed.

"Candidates will be able to raise a few more dollars. But the Democratic and Republican Party committees will benefit."

Read more at Reuters here.


NewsMax: Citizens United's Bossie - Court Ruling Protects Personal Rights

Wednesday's Supreme Court ruling eliminating aggregate donation limits from individual donors has been called the next Citizens United. Dave Bossie, the president and chairman of Citizens United, the nonprofit advocacy group that won a similar landmark Supreme Court case in 2010, says he takes that as a compliment.

"I'm really happy for Mr. McCutcheon, it really takes courage to take on the resources of the United States government. That's what he did, that's what we did many years ago," Bossie told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV Thursday, referring to Shaun McCutcheon, the plaintiff in Wednesday's case.

Read more at NewsMax here.


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