|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
|14-380||2d Cir.||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||OT 2014|
Issue: (1) Whether Vermont laws requiring a non-profit issue-advocacy and lobby group that is not under the control of a candidate, and whose major purpose is not the election or nomination of candidates to be a political committee if it receives $1000 in contributions or makes $1000 in expenditures “in any two-year election cycle for the purpose of supporting or opposing one or more candidates [or] influencing an election” are unconstitutional under the First and Fourteenth Amendments; (2) whether Vermont’s electioneering-communication and mass-media-activities laws are unconstitutional under the First and Fourteenth Amendments; (3) whether Vermont law setting a $100 threshold for political committees for reporting contributions is unconstitutional under the First and Fourteenth Amendments; and (4) whether Vermont’s political committee contribution limit as applied to political committees that make only independent expenditures and do not make contributions to candidates is unconstitutional as applied to independent-expenditure-only groups under the First and Fourteenth Amendments.
|Date||Proceedings and Orders |
|Sep 29 2014||Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 3, 2014)|
|Oct 15 2014||Order extending time to file response to petition to and including December 3, 2014.|
|Nov 3 2014||Brief amici curiae of United States Constitutional Rights Legal Defense Fund, et al. filed.|
|Nov 3 2014||Brief amici curiae of Center for Competitive Politics, and Cato Institute filed.|
|Dec 3 2014||Brief of respondents William H. Sorrell, Attorney General of Vermont, et al. in opposition filed.|
|Dec 16 2014||Reply of petitioner Vermont Right to Life Committee, Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed).|
|Dec 17 2014||DISTRIBUTED for Conference of January 9, 2015.|
|Jan 12 2015||Petition DENIED.|
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