Davis v. FEC
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Apr 22, 2008
|Jun 26, 2008||TBD||Alito||OT 2007|
Issue: Whether BCRAâ€™s so-called â€œMillionaireâ€™s Amendment,â€ which relaxes campaign finance limits for opponents of congressional candidates spending more than $350,000 of their own money, violates either the First or Fifth Amendments.
Judgment: Reversed and remanded, in an opinion by Justice Samuel Alito on June 26, 2008.
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Briefs and Documents
Merits briefs [via ABA]
- Brief for Center for Competitive Politics in Support of Appellant
- Brief for Gene DeRossett and J. Edgar Broyhill II in Support of Appellant
- Brief for the James Madison Center for Free Speech and Citizens United in Support of Appellant
- Brief for Democracy 21, the Campaign Legal Center, the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, and Public Citizen, Inc., in Support of Appellee
- Brief for Common Cause in Support of Appellee
- Brief for the CATO Institute in Support of Neither Party