Completed Cases (Opinions)

Opinion: James v. FEC: District Court Judgment

ORDER AND JUDGMENT Upon consideration of the parties’ joint status report and stipulation for entry of judgment, the Court HEREBY DECLARES that: The biennial aggregate limit on an individual’s contributions to candidates and the authorized committees of federal candidates at 2 U.S.C. § 441a(a)(3)(A) is unconstitutional. /s/ Janice Rogers Brown JANICE ROGERS BROWN United States […]

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McCutcheon v. FEC: Opinion of the United States Supreme Court

Read full opinion at this link. MCCUTCHEON ET AL. v. FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION APPEAL FROM THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA No. 12–536. Argued October 8, 2013—Decided April 2, 2014 The right to participate in democracy through political contributions is protected by the First Amendment, but that right is not absolute. […]

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Emineth – Order of Dismissal

Judge Daniel L. Hovland of the US District Court for the District of North Dakota awarded the Center for Competitive Politics attorneys fees and costs in the final chapter of the Emineth v. Jaeger lawsuit. Last October, Judge Hovland issued an injunction barring enforcement of North Dakota’s prohibition against campaigning on election day. After he […]

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Libertarian National Committee v. FEC Order Certified to D.C. Circuit

Setting the stage for a groundbreaking First Amendment test of campaign finance law, federal judge  Robert L. Wilkins certified to the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, sitting en banc, the question of whether the government violates the right of free speech by limiting a decedent’s bequest to a political party.  Here […]

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James v. FEC Aggregate Documents

Supreme Court Related Documents : Opposition to Motion to Dismiss or Affirm (2/14/13) [PDF; 17 pages] Motion to Dismiss or Affirm (2/4/13) [PDF; 19 pages] Jurisdictional Statement (11/30/12) [PDF; 142 pages] Appeals Court (DC Circuit) Court Decisions : Designation of Judges to Serve on Three-Judge District Court (9/18/12) [PDF; 1 page] District Court (DC) Court Decisions : Order (10/31/12) [PDF; […]

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Emineth – Ruling

Calling the law “clearly invalid,” a federal judge in North Dakota today ruled that the state’s 100-year-old ban on election-day campaigning is unconstitutional. The ruling came in response to a lawsuit filed by the Center for Competitive Politics, a pro-free speech group. The Center represents Gary Emineth, who wishes to post yard signs on his property, […]

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Western Tradition Partnership v. Bullock US District Court Order and Permanent Injunction

In Western Tradition Partnership Inc. v. Attorney General, the Montana Supreme Court upheld Montana’s ban on corporate independent political expenditures, in the face of the United State’s Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizen United v. Federal Election Commission.  Here is the US District Court Order and Permanent Injunction.

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Patriotic Veterans v. Indiana Injunction

Copy of the Patriotic Veterans v. Indiana injunction.

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Carey v. FEC Preliminary Injunction

First Amendment rights received a significant boost when a judge issued a preliminary injunction in Carey v FEC, freeing up Political Action Committees (PACs) that make contributions to candidates to also accept unlimited contributions to make independent expenditures and pay for operating costs.  Here is a link to the Injunction.

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Carey v. FEC Complete Documents

District Court (DC) (11-259) Defendant Federal Election Commission’s Answer (4/1/11) [PDF; 10 pages] Plaintiff’s Reply Memorandum in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction (3/28/11) [PDF; 29 pages] Federal Election Commission’s Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiff’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction (3/7/11) [PDF; 49 pages] Plaintiff’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction (1/31/11) [PDF; 45 pages] Complaint (1/31/11) [PDF; 68 pages]

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The Center for Competitive Politics is now the Institute for Free Speech.