Opinions

Citizen Outreach v. Miller Order Denying Motion to Dismiss

Order Denying Motion to Dismiss

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CCP v. Harris: Preliminary Injunction Opinion (Eastern District of California)

CCP v. Harris PI Opinion

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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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DSF v. Biden: Order Memorandum Granting Motion for Preliminary Injunction

IT IS ORDERED that, pending resolution of this case or until otherwise ordered by the court, defendants are preliminarily enjoined from enforcing 15 Del. C. §§ 8002(10), 8002(27) and 8031 against plaintiff with respect to plaintiff’s creation and distribution of a 2014 voter guide similar to its 2012 voter guide. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, […]

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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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DSF v. Biden: Order Granting Motion for Preliminary Injunction

PDF of Order Granting MPI Plaintiff Delaware Strong Families (“DSF”) has filed a verified complaint seeking a judgment to prevent enforcement of certain provisions of the Delaware Election Disclosures Act (“the Act”), 15 Del. C.§ 8001, et seq., which became law on January 1, 2013. Prior to its enactment, Delaware’s election laws did not regulate nonprofit […]

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Patriotic Veterans v. Indiana 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling

“Because the district court decided the case on the basis of preemption, it never had reason to address the arguments regarding the constitutionality of the statute. We are a reviewing court and think that the argument would benefit from two‐tiered examination. We thus reverse the ruling on preemption and remand for an evaluation of whether […]

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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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