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Independence Institute v. Federal Election Commission

Judgment affirmed on February 27, 2017
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
16-743 D.D.C. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2016

Issue: Whether Congress may require organizations engaged in the genuine discussion of policy issues, unconnected to any campaign for office, to report to the Federal Election Commission, and publicly disclose their donors, pursuant to the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Dec 5 2016Statement as to jurisdiction filed. (Response due January 9, 2017)
Jan 4 2017Brief amici curiae of Judicial Watch, Inc. and Allied Educational Foundation filed.
Jan 4 2017Brief amicus curiae of Randy Elf filed.
Jan 5 2017Brief amicus curiae of Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed.
Jan 9 2017Motion to dismiss or affirm filed by appellee Federal Election Commission.
Jan 9 2017Brief amicus curiae of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed.
Jan 9 2017Brief amici curiae of Constitutional Law, Political Science and Economics Professors filed.
Jan 9 2017Brief amici curiae of The Institute for Justice and Cato Institute filed.
Jan 9 2017Brief amicus curiae of The Philanthropy Roundtable filed.
Jan 9 2017Brief amicus curiae of The Chamber of Commerce of the United States filed.
Jan 9 2017Brief amici curiae of Free Speech Defense and Education Fund, et al. filed.
Jan 9 2017Brief amici curiae of State Policy Network and 24 State Public Policy Groups filed.
Jan 25 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 17, 2017.
Jan 26 2017Opposition to motion to dismiss or affirm of appellant Independence Institute, Appellant filed. (Distributed)
Feb 21 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of February 24, 2017.
Feb 27 2017Adjudged to be AFFIRMED.
 
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