Category Archives: Litigation

United States Supreme Court Strikes Down Aggregate Contribution Limits in McCutcheon v. FEC

Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court struck down the aggregate contribution limits that apply to individuals on constitutional grounds in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.    The opinion can be found here and the link to the FEC litigation page … Continue reading

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United States Supreme Court Issues Voting Rights Act Decision

The United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in Shelby County, Ala. v. Holder, holding that a key provision of the Voting Rights Act (“VRA”) is unconstitutional. Listed below are the key paragraphs explaining the Court’s decision. Striking down an Act … Continue reading

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IRS IG Report Released And Other Developments In The IRS Scandal

Election Law Blog has posted a copy of the report here.  The report is fairly limited in scope compared to the revelations that have been made in the press this week.  The report, however, is worth a read since it raises … Continue reading

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IRS Scandal UPDATE: DOJ And FBI Launch Criminal Probe

The Washington Post is reporting that Attorney General Eric Holder disclosed during a press conference today that he has ordered the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation to probe the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups.  This represents a … Continue reading

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OCE Rules And The Need For Reform

Apologies for not posting for a while.  Here is a link to my recent Politico op-ed discussing the need to reform the Office of Congressional Ethics (“OCE”) rules to provide greater transparency for subjects and to provide them with a … Continue reading

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Disclosure Case Discussion on FEC’s Agenda for Today’s Open Meeting

The Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) is scheduled to hold an open meeting today at 10 am.  The agenda can be found here.   The Commissioners are scheduled to discuss the federal court’s order in Van Hollen v. FEC and the regulated community’s reporting requirements … Continue reading

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Appellate Court Decision in Van Hollen v. FEC Disclosure Litigation

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion today overturning a lower court holding that invalidated the Federal Election Commission’s (“FEC”) regulations governing the disclosure of of donors by groups sponsoring electioneering communications in Van Hollen v. FEC.  The lower … Continue reading

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FEC Update

The Federal Election Commission released the Weekly Digest for the week of April 16-20, 2012. I know it has been a while since my last post so here are some articles discussing the federal district court’s decision in Van Hollen … Continue reading

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“Court Backs FEC On Disclosure”

Roll Call reports on the lower federal court decision in the Real Truth About Obama v. FEC case.

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More On Disclosure Lawsuit Against The FEC

Politico: Federal Election Commission Sued To Disclose Anonymous Donors Washington Post: House Democrat Van Hollen Files Challenge To FEC Rules On Campaign Spending Roll Call: Van Hollen Sues FEC For More Disclosure Hotline On Call: Van Hollen Sues FEC Over … Continue reading

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FEC Sued By Reformers Seeking Greater Disclosure of Donors

Two campaign finance reform groups are representing a Democratic Member of Congress in a lawsuit filed in federal court against the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”).  The lawsuit is an Administrative Procedures Act challenge – not a constitutional challenge - to the electioneering communications … Continue reading

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“Chief Justice Checks Out A Website For Constitutional Ammunition In Campaign Finance Case”

The ABA Journal published this interesting post about an exchange between Chief Justice Roberts and one of the attorneys during yesterday’s arguments.

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“Justices Review Arizona Law On Campaign Financing”

The New York Times report on yesterday’s arguments.

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“Supreme Court Skeptical About Arizona’s Campaign Finance Law”

The Washington Post offers this report about yesterday’s arguments before the United States Supreme Court concerning the constitutional challenge to Arizona’s taxpayer funded elections law.

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“Supreme Court Won’t Hear Challenge To Party Spending”

Politico reports on today’s news from the United States Supreme Court.  The Court declined to hear the Republican National Committee’s constitutional challenge to the coordinated expenditure spending limits – the money the national party committee may spend on behalf of … Continue reading

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