Issue: (1) Whether the Federal Election Commission’s (“FEC”) alternate “expressly advocating” definition at 11 C.F.R. § 100.22(b) is unconstitutionally overbroad, void for vagueness, and contrary to law, facially and as applied to the petitioner's intended activities, because it violates the First and Fifth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, exceeds statutory authority under the Federal Election Campaign Act (“FECA”), 2 U.S.C. §§ 431 et seq., and should be declared void under the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”), 5 U.S.C. §§ 702-06; and (2) whether FEC’s enforcement policy regulating determination of “political committee” (“PAC”) status is unconstitutionally overbroad, void for vagueness, and contrary to law, facially and as applied to the petitioner's intended activities, because it violates the First and Fifth Amendments, exceeds statutory authority under FECA, and should be declared void under APA.
On Monday, the Justices met for the “Long Conference” – their first Conference since the end of June, at which they considered roughly two thousand petitions for review. On Thursday morning, the Court released grants from that Conference, adding thirteen new cases to their docket for the upcoming Term.
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Awarded the Peabody Award for excellence in electronic media.
Sigma Delta Chi
Awarded the Sigma Delta Chi deadline reporting award for online coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.
National Press Club Award
Awarded the National Press Club's Breaking News Award for coverage of the Affordable Care Act decision.
Silver Gavel Award
Awarded the Silver Gavel Award by the American Bar Association for fostering the American public’s understanding of the law and the legal system.
American Gavel Award
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