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On Friday, the Supreme Court released orders from the January 17 conference, granting six cases for a total of three hours of oral argument. The justices are expected to release additional orders from the conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
On Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in Shular v. United States. Click to read our preview from Leah Litman.
On Tuesday at 11:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in GE Energy Power Conversion France v. Outokumpu Stainless USA. Click to read our preview from Ronald Mann.

Davis v. FEC

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
07-320 D. D.C. Apr 22, 2008
Tr.Aud.
Jun 26, 2008 5-4 Alito OT 2007

Holding: (1) The Supreme Court has jurisdiction to hear Jeff Davis’ appeal; (2) Sections 319(a) and (b) of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 violate the First Amendment; and (3) because Section 319(a) is unconstitutional, Section 319(b)'s disclosure requirements, which were designed to implement the asymmetrical contribution limits, are as well.

Judgment: Reversed and remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice Samuel Alito on June 26, 2008. Justices Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg, and Breyer joined the majority opinion as to Part II. Justice Stevens filed an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part, in which Justices Souter, Ginsburg, and Breyer joined as to Part II. Justice Ginsburg filed an opinion concurring in part and dissenting in part, in which Justice Breyer joined.

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