Issue: (1) Whether petitioners’ First Amendment challenge seeking an exemption from California's campaign-finance disclosure requirements is moot regarding (a) expunging past records, or (b) preventing further release of those records where the “court can fashion some form of meaningful relief” by (a) “ordering the Government to destroy or return any and all copies it may have in its possession,” Church of Scientology of California v. United States, or (b) “preventing further [government] disclosure,” United States v. Sells Engineering; (2) whether, if moot, the exemption challenge is “within the . . . exception for cases capable of repetition, yet evading review,” Federal Election Commission v. Wisconsin Right to Life; (3) whether the exemption challenge is ripe regarding future disclosure; and (4) whether petitioners are entitled to an exemption from challenged disclosure provisions.
On Monday the Court is closed in observance of the federal holiday. We expect orders from the October 9 Conference on Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. The Court will also hear oral arguments on Tuesday and Wednesday, beginning at 10 a.m. On Friday the Justices will meet for their October 16 Conference; our list of “petitions to watch” for that Conference will be available soon.
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Sigma Delta Chi
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National Press Club Award
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Silver Gavel Award
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American Gavel Award
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