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James v. Federal Election Commission

Judgment vacated and case remanded for further consideration in light of McCutcheon v. Federal Election Comm’ission on April 7, 2014
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
12-683 D.C. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: When appellant wishes to take funds that may be legally contributed to political action committees and party committees, and instead contribute those same funds directly to additional candidate committees, whether the three-judge district court erred in dismissing her facial and as-applied challenge to Section 307(b) of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, 2 U.S.C. § 441a(a)(3)(A), which imposes a limit of $37,500 on total contributions to all individual candidates.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Nov 30 2012Statement as to jurisdiction filed. (Response due January 3, 2013)
Dec 28 2012Order extending time to file response to statement as to jurisdiction to and including February 4, 2013.
Feb 4 2013Motion to dismiss or affirm filed by appellee Federal Elections Commission.
Feb 14 2013Reply of appellant Virginia James, Appellant filed.
Feb 20 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of March 15, 2013.
Apr 2 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 4, 2014.
Apr 7 2014Judgment VACATED and case REMANDED for further consideration in light of McCutcheon v. Federal Election Comm’n, 572 U. S. ___ (2014).
May 9 2014Judgment issued.
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