|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|10-239||9th Cir.||Mar 28, 2011||Jun 27, 2011||5-4||Roberts||OT 2010|
Holding: Arizonaâ€™s matching funds scheme, which provides additional funds to a publicly funded candidate when expenditures by a privately financed candidate and independent groups exceed the funding initially allotted to the publicly financed candidate, substantially burdens political speech and is not sufficiently justified by a compelling interest to survive First Amendment scrutiny.
Judgment: Reversed, 5-4, in an opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts on June 27, 2011. Justice Kagan filed a dissenting opinion, which was joined by Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, and Sotomayor.