Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to hear arguments in Arizona Free Enterprise v. Bennett. Observers expect the court to hear arguments in March and render a decision by the end of June.
The Institute for Justice, which represents independent political groups in the case, issued a press release. The Goldwater Institute, which represents traditionally funded Arizona candidates, also issued a statement.
The Center for Competitive Politics plans to file a friend-of-the-court brief in this case in advance of oral arguments. CCP filed a brief in June of 2009 at the U.S. District Court level supporting the plaintiffs and a brief this September in support of the group’s cert petition.