Danielczyk v. United States

Petition for certiorari denied on February 25, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-579 4th Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2012

Issue: (1) Whether the ban on campaign contributions by corporations in the Federal Election Campaign Act, 2 U.S.C. §441b, violates the First Amendment; and (2) whether restrictions or bans on the right to make campaign contributions should be reviewed under strict scrutiny, as other restrictions on political expression are, or instead under a less protective standard.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Nov 8 2012Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due December 10, 2012)
Dec 5 2012Order extending time to file response to petition to and including January 9, 2013.
Dec 10 2012Brief amici curiae of David M. Primo, and Jeffrey D. Milyo filed.
Dec 10 2012Brief amici curiae of Citizens United, et al. filed.
Dec 10 2012Brief amicus curiae of Center for Competitive Politics filed.
Jan 9 2013Brief of respondent United States in opposition filed.
Jan 23 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 15, 2013.
Jan 23 2013Reply of petitioners William P. Danielczyk, Jr., and Eugene R. Biagi filed. (Distributed)
Feb 19 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 22, 2013.
Feb 25 2013Petition DENIED.
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