On October 8, the Court will hear arguments in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. At issue is the constitutionality of the aggregate contribution limits of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act. A three-judge district court, in an opinion by Judge Janice Rogers Brown, upheld the law over a First Amendment challenge. Among other things, the appellants (Shaun McCutcheon and the Republican National Committee) invite the Justices to reconsider the applicability and constitutionality of the contribution-versus-expenditure dichotomy first formulated in Buckley v. Valeo (1976) and followed since. Next week SCOTUSblog will host an online symposium in which contributors will explore the history of the general controversy and the various paths the Court might take to resolve the case.  A list of contributors follows below the jump.

  • Erwin Chemerinsky, University of California, Irvine, School of Law
  • Ronald Collins, University of Washington, School of Law
  • Robert Corn-Revere, Davis Wright Tremaine
  • Joel Gora, Brooklyn Law School
  • Justin Levitt, Loyola, Los Angeles, School of Law
  • Tamara Piety, University of Tulsa Law School
  • David Skover, Seattle University School of Law
  • Adam Winkler, UCLA School of Law

Posted in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, Campaign Finance, Featured

Recommended Citation: Ron Collins, Symposium announcement, SCOTUSblog (Aug. 9, 2013, 12:21 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2013/08/symposium-announcement/