Independence Institute v. FEC

Supreme Court Upholds Campaign Finance Disclosure Law

Alexandria, VA – The Supreme Court today affirmed without comment a ruling in the case Independence Institute v. Federal Election Commission, upholding the constitutionality of a campaign finance disclosure law. The Court’s order reflects agreement with the lower court’s result, but not necessarily its reasoning. Under the law challenged in the case, government reporting obligations are […]

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Ten Amicus Briefs Urge Supreme Court to Hear Full Arguments in Free Speech and Donor Privacy Case

Alexandria, VA – Ten amicus briefs, including briefs from U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and multiple well-known national groups, urge the U.S. Supreme Court to hear full arguments in a free speech case implicating important issues of donor privacy, Independence Institute v. FEC. Under federal campaign finance laws, the Supreme Court must rule on […]

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Bloomberg BNA: FEC Disclosure Rules for Ads Referring to Candidates Upheld (In the News)

By Kenneth P. Doyle
Federal Election Commission disclosure requirements applied to political ads known as “electioneering communications” have been upheld by a three-judge federal court panel (Independence Institute v. FEC, D.D.C., No. 14-cv-1500, 11/3/16).
The special panel of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected a constitutional challenge to FEC disclosure requirements, which was brought by a Colorado-based nonprofit group called the Independence Institute…
The Independence Institute was represented in the case by attorney Allen Dickerson of the Center for Competitive Politics, a nonprofit that is critical of campaign finance regulations.
When asked during a court hearing in October about the type of ads the institute believed should be protected from disclosure requirements, Dickerson pointed only to the ad the group said it wanted to sponsor in Colorado in 2014. The ad referred to the position of Udall and Sen. Michael Bennet, both Colorado Democrats, on a federal sentencing bill. The ad was never aired.

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Independence Institute v FEC: Joint Appendix (DC Circuit Court of Appeals)

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Independence Institute v. FEC: Opening Brief for Plaintiff-Appellant (DC Circuit Court of Appeals)

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Independence Institute v. FEC: FEC Motion for Summary Affirmance

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Independence Institute v. FEC: FEC’s Reply in Support of its motion for Summary Affirmance and in Opposition to Cross-Motion for Summary Reversal

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Independence Institute v. FEC: Appellant Independence Institute’s Reply in Support of Its Motion for Summary Reversal

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Independence Institute v. FEC: Motion for Summary Reversal and Response to Motion for Summary Affirmation

Download the PDF file .    Introduction Appellant Independence Institute hereby responds to the Federal Election Commission’s (“FEC” or “Commission”) Motion for Summary Affirmance. Additionally, Appellant moves for summary reversal of the district court’s ruling and an order convening a three-judge district court pursuant to the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (“BCRA”) Pub. L. […]

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Independence Institute v. FEC: Memorandum Opinion

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