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Libertarian National Committee Inc. v. Federal Election Commission

Petition for certiorari denied on November 25, 2019
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
19-234 D.C. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2019

Issues: (1) Whether limiting the size of Joseph Shaber’s uncoordinated testamentary bequest to the Libertarian Party violates the party’s First Amendment right to free speech; and (2) whether 52 U.S.C. §§ 30116(a)(1)(B), (a)(9) and 30125(a)(1) violate the First Amendment right of free speech by conditioning the size of contributions to a political party on the content of the party’s speech.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 19 2019Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 23, 2019)
Sep 18 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response from September 23, 2019 to October 23, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.
Sep 19 2019Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including October 23, 2019.
Sep 20 2019Brief amicus curiae of Cato Institute filed.
Sep 23 2019Brief amicus curiae of Goldwater Institute filed.
Sep 23 2019Brief amicus curiae of Institute for Free Speech filed.
Oct 23 2019Brief of respondent Federal Election Commission in opposition filed.
Nov 05 2019Reply of petitioner Libertarian National Committee, Inc. filed. (Distributed)
Nov 06 2019DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/22/2019.
Nov 25 2019Petition DENIED. Justice Kavanaugh took no part in the consideration or decision of this petition.
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