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Citizens United and Citizens United Foundation filed an Amicus Brief to reinstate President Trump's Immigration Order

Citizens United and Citizens United Foundation joined with several other conservative organizations in filing an amicus brief with the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals asking the court to empanel an 11 judge en banc panel to rehear arguments on reinstating President Trump’s immigration order.

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Daily Caller Op-ed: Foreign Emoluments Clause Lawsuit Against Trump Unlikely To Find Traction In Court

President Trump’s detractors are bent on forcing him into a fire sale of his vast business empire, arguing his ownership of various assets violates the Foreign Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution. That clause prohibits federal officials from accepting “any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or Foreign State.” The Framers considered an “emolument” as something similar to a perk associated with the performance of official duties. An automobile given by a head of state to the ambassador from the U.S. would be a classic example of an emolument prohibited by the clause.

Just three days after President Trump was sworn into office, the liberal activist group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (“CREW”) filed a lawsuit demanding the courts force him to divest the bulk of his business holdings. The complaint alleges Mr. Trump’s ownership of real estate assets such as The Trump Tower in New York and Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, and his receipt of royalties from the Television program “The Apprentice” qualify as emoluments that create conflicts of interests making him beholden to foreign governments.

The unprecedented legal theory of the case is that President Trump’s properties generate at least some receipts from foreign officials and governments, meaning some of those receipts will eventually find their way into Mr. Trump’s pocket as profits. Consequently, according to the lawsuit, the Emoluments Clause bars him from owning those assets because his judgment as President may be compromised by the profits he receives from foreign payments to his companies.

While the lawsuit drew major media coverage when it was filed, the case is unlikely to find traction in the courts. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/09/foreign-emoluments-clause-lawsuit-against-trump-unlikely-to-find-traction-in-court/


Citizens United and Citizens United Foundation join amicus brief in support of President Trump’s immigration order

Citizens United and Citizens United Foundation join amicus brief in support of President Trump’s immigration order

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Citizens United Statement In Support Of Neil Gorsuch

“Throughout the campaign, President Trump promised the American people that he would nominate a conservative judge to the high court in the mold of Justice Scalia and that’s exactly what he did.  Neil Gorsuch is 49 years of age and has served as a federal judge on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Colorado since 2006.  Judge Gorsuch is a highly qualified mainstream conservative jurist who will defend the U.S. Constitution and interpret the law in an impartial manner.  If he’s confirmed, Neil Gorsuch will continue in Justice Scalia’s honored and respected footsteps on the bench for decades and decades to come.  While Republicans control the U.S. Senate with 52 votes, Democrats appear poised to filibuster or otherwise obstruct this confirmation process.  This strategy is a big risk for the Democrats and they must be held to account for decisions they make that are adverse to the wishes of millions of their constituents.  The American people have spoken. They elected Donald Trump to choose Justice Antonin Scalia's successor.  Judge Gorsuch should be confirmed by the U.S. Senate without delay and he deserves bipartisan support just like Obama appointees Justices Sotomayor and Kagan received in 2009 and 2010 respectively.”

Citizens United and Citizens United Foundation join amicus brief in Americans For Prosperity Foundation v. Xavier Becerra.

Similar to the New York Attorney General, the California Attorney General is demanding that non-profit organization operating in California disclosure the names, addresses and contribution amounts of their most valuable donors to his office.  The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California recently enjoined the California Attorney General from imposing the disclosure obligation on Americans for Prosperity Foundation as a violation of the group’s free speech and associational rights.  The Attorney General has appealed that decision to the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.  Citizens United and Citizens United Foundation have joined forces with the Free Speech Defense & Education Fund and numerous other entities in filing an amicus curiae brief supporting Americans for Prosperity Foundation before the 9th Circuit.

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Citizens United is proud of our longstanding relationship with President Trump

Citizens United is proud of our longstanding relationship with President Trump and look forward to working with him to enact a common sense conservative agenda for America!

Check out our new video, “From The Beginning”


Wash Exam: Now is the time to pass term limits

Some of our elected leaders on Capitol Hill have made a habit of making simple things complicated. It's an old but effective tactic designed to frustrate those who are advocating for reform. It's the same list of excuses we've all heard a thousand times. It usually starts with "it's not the right time" or "be careful what you wish for" or the dreaded "we don't have the votes."

A perfect example of this is the question of whether or not there should be a new constitutional amendment for congressional term limits. In the era of complex and unreadable 1,000-page pieces of legislation, the questions surrounding this debate are simple. Should Congress be term limited like the presidency, and if so where should the limits be set? Only in Washington can a joint resolution that spans two paragraphs be made into a complicated matter. There's absolutely no doubt that amending the U.S. Constitution should be taken very seriously and debated thoroughly, but the American people clearly want the debate and an up-or-down vote.

A recent poll indicates that 74 percent of likely U.S. voters support such a proposal, with only 13 percent in opposition. In today's America it's hard to find any initiative that enjoys such strong support from our citizenry, and with good reason. I'm not sure I know anyone — Democrat or Republican — who really believes Congress has been functioning effectively for a long time. So congressional term limits is hardly a new phenomenon. The American people's distrust in Washington politicians and out of control federal spending has been growing for decades. The last time there was a real push was in mid-1990s, when Newt Gingrich was speaker of the House. The measure failed back then but that did not deter those reform-minded Republicans from putting it up for a vote.

Read more at: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/now-is-the-time-to-pass-term-limits/article/2611291

Citizens United and Citizens United Foundation filed their opening brief with the 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals

Summary Description: Citizens United v. Schneiderman

2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeal Opening Brief

On Friday, January 6, 2017, Citizens United and Citizens United Foundation filed their opening brief with the 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in New York in Citizens United v. Schneiderman. The case involves a constitutional challenge to the New York Attorney General’s recently decreed policy requiring non-profit organizations soliciting contributions in New York to provide his Charity’s Bureau with a list of their top donors on an annual basis.

In their Brief, Citizens United and Citizens United Foundation challenge the dismissal of their case by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York under Rule 12(b)(6) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure for failure to state a claim for which relief can be granted. The brief contends the District Court committed multiple errors in dismissing the case, including:

  • Imposing a heighten pleading standard in contravention of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and binding Supreme Court precedent for litigation challenging unconstitutional governmental action;
  • Shifting the burden of proving the disclosure policy unconstitutional to the challengers of the policy despite decades of Supreme Court precedent emphasizing that the government bears the burden of proof in First Amendment cases involving prior restraints on freedom of speech;
  • Ruling sua sponte (i.e. out of the blue with no briefing or argument on the issue) that the organizations’ due process claims are not ripe for adjudication despite the Attorney General’s written threat to fine the organizations’ if they do not comply with the donor disclosure policy;
  • Refusing to recognize that New York’s donor disclosure policy is preempted by federal law protecting the names and addresses of donors from public disclosure; and
  • Failing to strike down New York’s charitable solicitation licensing scheme as it relates to Citizens United despite the fact that New York law narrowly defines a charitable organization in a way that excludes advocacy organizations such as Citizens United.

Citizens United v. Schneiderman - 2nd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeal Opening Brief by Citizens United on Scribd


Statement of Citizens United President David N. Bossie reacting to Hillary Clinton’s anti-Citizens United Amendment

"Hillary Clinton said today that if she wins - and that's a big if - she will propose an anti-Citizens United amendment to the Constitution.  Make no mistake about it, Hillary Clinton's top priority is to enact a 28th Amendment to the Constitution that would gut the First Amendment.  Hillary Clinton would rather silence her opposition than fight terrorism or fix the economy."  

Citizens United President David N. Bossie Statement on FBI Director James Comey's Wrong Decision Not to Indict Hillary Clinton

FBI Director James Comey stated Hillary Clinton broke the law, but is choosing not to recommend prosecuting her.  It is a bad day for all America, she’s not being held accountable for her reckless and illegal actions.  The American people will only see that Hillary Rodham Clinton is above the law.

Regardless of the FBI determination into narrow questions about Hillary Clinton’s illegal email server, there are still many unanswered questions. Huma Abedin's testimony about burning schedules coupled with the State Department's political delay tactics in producing court ordered documents gives the appearance that Hillary Clinton was engaged in activities as Secretary of State that she is fearful of disclosing to the public. What was Hillary Clinton's priority as Secretary of State? Was it U.S diplomacy or was it Clinton Foundation business and donor maintenance? The public has a right to know the answers to these critical questions.

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