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Stop This Insanity, Inc. Employee Leadership Fund v. Federal Election Commission

Petition for certiorari denied on January 12, 2015
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
14-391 D.C. Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2014

Issue: (1) Whether a political committee that makes highly restricted direct contributions has a First Amendment right to engage in unrestricted non-contribution activities through a separate and segregated non-contribution account; and (2) whether the First Amendment forbids a government from restricting political speech based on the disclosure interest – an interest in providing the electorate with information about the sources of election-related spending – including when a more narrowly tailored remedy is available.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Sep 29 2014Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 5, 2014)
Nov 4 2014Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 5, 2014.
Nov 5 2014Brief amicus curiae of Coolidge-Reagan Foundation filed.
Dec 5 2014Brief of respondent Federal Election Commission in opposition filed.
Dec 12 2014Reply of petitioners Stop This Insanity, Inc. Employee Leadership Fund, et al., filed.
Dec 17 2014DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 9, 2015.
Jan 12 2015Petition DENIED.