Category Archives: U.S. Supreme Court

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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“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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“The Liberal Campaign Against SCOTUS Conservatives”

Politico published this interesting report about a network of liberal nonprofits attempting to discredit conservatives on the United States Supreme Court in the wake of the Citizens United decision.

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FEC Brief Urges Supreme Court To Deny Review Of Party Coordinated Expenditure Case

BNA Money & Politics Reports ($) published an article about the brief filed on behalf of the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) urging the United States Supreme Court to deny the cert petition filed by the Republican National Committee (“RNC”) and former … Continue reading

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FEC News Update – Citizens United Rulemaking On FEC Open Meeting Agenda

The Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) is scheduled to hold an open meeting Thursday, January 20, 2011.  A draft notice of proposed rulemaking covering the FEC rules affected by the Citizens United Supreme Court decision is on the meeting agenda, along … Continue reading

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Is Another Campaign Finance Battle Brewing Over Party Committee Coordinated Expenditure Limits?

The Republican National Committee (“RNC”) and its fellow plaintiffs filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the United States Supreme Court in their constitutional challenge to the statutory limits on coordinated expenditures by political party committees in Cao v. FEC.  The … Continue reading

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US Supreme Court To Review Arizona Public Financing Law

This campaign finance case, which actually combines two challenges to the Arizona law, will be the first one since the Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Citizens United v. FEC.   The two consolidated cases are Arizona Free Enterprise Club v. … Continue reading

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House Administration Committee Holds Hearing On DISCLOSE Act

CQ Politics reports on the House Administration Committee hearing on the DISCLOSE Act, the legislation introduced by Congressional Democrats to chill corporate political speech in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.

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Citizens United And Corporations

In anticipation of today’s release of the Congressional Democratic legislation designed to chill corporate political speech, Business Week reports that corporations are still reviewing the Citizens United decision and waiting to see how Congress and the FEC react to the … Continue reading

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President May Select SCOTUS Nominee Next Month

The Hill reports that administration officials believe the President will select his nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens no later than the end of May.  However, the article also states that the announcement may come in the … Continue reading

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President Continues To Evaluate Potential SCOTUS Nominees

The New York Times reports on the President’s deliberations and the potential battles for the eventual nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

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Justice Kennedy Will Remain Swing Vote On Supreme Court

The National Journal reports that Justice Anthony Kennedy will remain the swing vote on the Supreme Court even after Justice John Paul Steven’s departure.

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