|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|19-343||D.C. Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2019|
Issues: (1) Whether Rule 2030 – which regulates the political contributions of those members of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority who act as “placement agents” – violates the First Amendment by (a) imposing different contribution limits on candidates running for the same office, and/or (b) restricting otherwise lawful political activity despite the Security and Exchange Commission’s failure to identify one instance in which a lawful political contribution alone led to quid pro quo corruption; (2) whether the SEC has the authority to impose restrictions by regulation on the First Amendment rights of placement agents to make or solicit federal political contributions that are otherwise lawful under the Federal Election Campaign Act; and (3) whether Rule 2030 is arbitrary and capricious because it restricts otherwise lawful political activity despite the SEC’s failure to identify one instance in which a lawful political contribution alone led to fraudulent or manipulative practices.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Sep 16 2019||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 17, 2019)|
|Oct 08 2019||Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 17, 2019 to November 18, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Oct 09 2019||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including November 18, 2019.|
|Nov 08 2019||Motion to extend the time to file a response from November 18, 2019 to December 6, 2019, submitted to The Clerk.|
|Nov 12 2019||Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is further extended to and including December 6, 2019.|
|Dec 06 2019||Brief of respondent Securities and Exchange Commission in opposition filed.|
|Dec 19 2019||Reply of petitioner New York Republican State Committee filed.|
|Dec 23 2019||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/10/2020.|
|Jan 13 2020||Petition DENIED.|
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