Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the April 21 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday, April 25.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in McWilliams v. Dunn. Amy Howe has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in Davila v. Davis. Steve Vladeck has our preview.

Alabama Democratic Conference v. Marshall

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-832 11th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issues: (1) Whether the First Amendment permits the government to ban or limit independent-spending donations to a political committee that segregates those donations in a separate bank account to be used only for independent spending; and (2) whether a complete ban on any political committee’s financial contribution to any other political committee for any purpose is an adequately tailored constitutional means to achieve a state's interest in effective campaign-finance disclosure.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Dec 27 2016Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due January 30, 2017)
Jan 10 2017Order extending time to file response to petition to and including March 1, 2017.
Jan 27 2017Brief amici curiae of Free and Fair Election Fund, et al. filed.
Jan 30 2017Brief amicus curiae of The Center for Competitive Politics filed.
Jan 30 2017Brief amicus curiae of The Cato Institute filed.
Mar 1 2017Brief of respondents Luther Strange, Attorney General of Alabama, et al. in opposition filed.
Mar 15 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 31, 2017.
Mar 15 2017Reply of petitioners Alabama Democratic Conference, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Mar 30 2017Rescheduled.
Apr 10 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 13, 2017.
Apr 12 2017Rescheduled.
Apr 17 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 21, 2017.
Term Snapshot