The petition of the day is:

14-380

Issue(s): (1) Whether Vermont laws requiring a non-profit issue-advocacy and lobby group that is not under the control of a candidate, and whose major purpose is not the election or nomination of candidates to be a political committee if it receives $1000 in contributions or makes $1000 in expenditures “in any two-year election cycle for the purpose of supporting or opposing one or more candidates [or] influencing an election” are unconstitutional under the First and Fourteenth Amendments; (2) whether Vermont’s electioneering-communication and mass-media-activities laws are unconstitutional under the First and Fourteenth Amendments; (3) whether Vermont law setting a $100 threshold for political committees for reporting contributions is unconstitutional under the First and Fourteenth Amendments; and (4) whether Vermont’s political committee contribution limit as applied to political committees that make only independent expenditures and do not make contributions to candidates is unconstitutional as applied to independent-expenditure-only groups under the First and Fourteenth Amendments.

Posted in Vermont Right to Life Committee v. Sorrell, Cases in the Pipeline

Recommended Citation: Maureen Johnston, Petition of the day, SCOTUSblog (Jan. 9, 2015, 10:15 PM), https://www.scotusblog.com/2015/01/petition-of-the-day-757/