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  • How To Make the GOP Eat Itself Alive

    09/01/2012 1:16:40 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 218 replies
    Free Republic Original Content | September 1, 2012 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Recently, the GOP passed some Presidential primary and delegate rules changes, in a very shady manner, that enraged conservatives. This rule will lessen the impact of delegates, and soften the voice of conservatives and Tea Party members. I was one of those who were enraged. In fact, I was at the front of the parade. However, in life and especially in politics, not all is as it seems. One of Mitt Romney's closest advisors, a man by the name of James Bopp Jr., led the charge to prevent the rules from being this drastically changed. In a letter he...
  • Waterloo man involved in federal lawsuit calling for change in [Iowa] judicial selection

    12/10/2010 6:12:18 AM PST · by iowamark · 23 replies
    Waterloo Courier ^ | December 10, 2010 | AP and Courier staff
    ...a suit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court... seeking to disqualify seven of the 15 members of a commission that will recommend finalists to replace three Iowa Supreme Court justices ousted after legalizing gay marriage.... In court records, [attorney James] Bopp said that since only lawyers can vote in those elections, average citizens are shut out and do not have equal participation in the process. The suit asks a judge to issue a restraining order to stop the seven commission members --- all elected through the Iowa State Bar Association --- from recommending finalists to the governor to replace Chief...
  • RNC poised to reject candidate purity test in favor of platform fealty pledge

    01/28/2010 8:19:33 PM PST · by thecodont · 7 replies · 363+ views
    Los Angeles Times / latimes.com ^ | January 28, 2010 | 7:02 pm | Mark Z. Barabak
    It looks like the Republican Party won’t be taking names or testing blood samples. Meeting behind closed doors in Honolulu this afternoon the resolutions committee of the Republican National Committee adopted a watered-down version of the so-called “purity” test advocated by insiders who wanted candidates to complete a check list—8 of 10 needed to pass—to receive financial or organizational help from the party's national controlling body. The precise wording remains to be worked out. But the gist is that candidates would have to pledge their fealty to the party platform—which is a lot less stringent than the original resolution sponsored...
  • A Quest to End Spending Rules for Campaigns

    01/25/2010 6:31:16 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies · 290+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 24, 2010 | David D. Kirkpatrick
    James Bopp Jr. likes to begin speeches by reading the First Amendment. He calls opponents, including President Obama, “socialists.” He runs a national law practice out of a small office in Terre Haute, Ind., because he prefers the city’s conservative culture. And for most of the last 35 years, he has been a lonely Quixote tilting at the very idea of regulating political donations as an affront to free speech. Not anymore. Mr. Bopp won his biggest victory last week when the Supreme Court ruled that corporations, unions and nonprofit groups have the right to spend as much as they...
  • Judges: Anti-Clinton Film Is Advertising (Drudge)

    01/10/2008 10:01:33 AM PST · by AKSurprise · 68 replies · 106+ views
    BreitBart ^ | 01/10/08 | Matt Apuzzo
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The early reviews are in, and three federal judges appeared in agreement Wednesday that a movie lambasting Hillary Clinton seemed an awful lot like a 90-minute campaign advertisement. Citizens United, a conservative advocacy group, is challenging the nation's campaign finance laws, which require disclaimers on political advertisements and restrict when they can be broadcast. The group argues "Hillary: The Movie" and related television advertisements are not political advertising even though the New York senator is in the presidential race. Attorney James Bopp argued that they should be considered "issue- oriented" speech because viewers aren't urged to vote...