Alexandria, VA – The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) released the following statement about Judge Neil Gorsuch’s record on campaign finance laws:
“There is only one campaign finance ruling by Judge Neil Gorsuch. He agreed with a unanimous opinion written by a judge appointed by Barack Obama,” said CCP President David Keating. “The law allowed major party candidates to raise twice as much from each donor as minor party candidates and independents. The court said this scheme violated the Fourteenth Amendment’s equal protection guarantee.”
“Spinning this commonsense ruling as controversial shows that anti-speech groups have become extremists,” said Keating. “Judges with differing views agree the First Amendment protects the right to donate to candidate committees, which is why Judge Gorsuch wrote separately to say that Colorado’s discriminatory law failed under any standard of scrutiny. Free speech is for everyone, not just Democrats and Republicans.”
To read CCP’s review of Judge Gorsuch’s ruling in this case, Riddle v. Hickenlooper, click here.