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Monday, September 8, 2003
[October 2002 Term]

CASES: SUBJECT:

QUESTIONS PRESENTED:
  1. Whether the district court erred by upholding portions of the "soft money" provision (section 101) of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (BCRA), Pub. L. No. 107-155, 166 Stat. 81, because it constitutes an invalid exercise of Congress' power to regulate elections under Article I, Section 4, of the Constitution; violates the First Amendment or the equal protection component of the Fifth Amendment; or is unconstitutionally vague.

  2. Whether the district court erred by upholding portions of the "electioneering communications" provisions (sections 201, 203, 204, and 311), of BCRA, because they violate the First Amendment or the equal protection component of the Fifth Amendment, or are unconstitutionally vague.

  3. Whether the district court erred by holding nonjusticiable challenges to, and upholding, portions of the "advance notice" provisions of BCRA (sections 201 and 212), because they violate the First Amendment.

  4. Whether the district court erred by holding nonjusticiable challenges to, and upholding, the "coordination" provisions of BCRA (sections 202, 211, and 214), because they violate the First Amendment.

  5. Whether the district court erred by holding nonjusticiable challenges to, and upholding, the "attack ad" provision of BCRA (section 305), because it violates the First Amendment.


DECISIONS:

RESOURCES:



BRIEFS:

    Parties - McConnell v. FEC (No. 02-1674)
    Jurisdiction Phase
  • Appellants U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, et al. (Jurisdictional Statement) [PDF]
  • Appellees Federal Election Commission, et al. - Response (Jurisdictional Statement) [PDF] [RTF] [TEXT]
  • Appellants U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, et al. - Reply (Jurisdictional Statement) [PDF]

    Merits Phase
  • Appellants U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, et al. [PDF]
  • Appellants U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, et al. (Appendix) [PDF]
  • Appellees Federal Election Commission, et al. [PDF] [TEXT]
  • Intervenor Defedendants U.S. Senator John McCain, et al. - Redacted Brief [PDF]
  • Appellants U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, et al. - Reply [PDF]
  • Joint Appendix, Vol. I [PDF] (46 MB)
  • Joint Appendix, Vol. II [PDF] (38 MB)
  • Joint Appendix, Vol. III [PDF] (45 MB)
  • Joint Appendix, Vol. IV [PDF] (32 MB)
  • Joint Appendix, Vol. V [PDF] (19 MB)

    Amicus - Supporting Plaintiffs-Appellants (No. 02-1674, et al.)
  • American Civil Rights Union [PDF]
  • CATO Institute and Institute for Justice [PDF]
  • Hon. J. Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the House of Reps. [PDF]
  • Rodney A. Smith, Consultant [PDF]
  • States of Virginia, North Dakota, et al. [PDF]
    Amicus - Supporting Defendants-Appelles (No. 02-1674, et al.)
  • Former Leaders of the American Civil Liberties Union [PDF]
  • Bipartisan Former Members of the United States Congress [PDF]
  • California Student Public Interest Research Group, et al. [PDF]
  • Center for Governmental Studies [PDF]
  • Center for Responsive Politics [PDF]
  • Committee for Economic Development, et al. [PDF]
  • Common Cause and AARP [PDF]
  • Interfaith Alliance Foundation, et al. [PDF]
  • International Experts [PDF]
  • League of Women Voters of the United States [PDF]
  • David Moshman, Professor of Educational Psychology [PDF]
  • States of Iowa, Vermont, et al. [PDF]
  • Senator Fred Thompson [PDF]

    Parties - NRA v. FEC (No. 02-1675)
    Jurisdiction Phase
  • Appellants National Rifle Association, et al. (Jurisdictional Statement) [PDF]
  • Appellees Federal Election Commission, et al. - Response (Jurisdictional Statement) [PDF] [RTF] [TEXT]

    Merits Phase
  • Appellants National Rifle Association, et al. [PDF]
  • Appellees Federal Election Commission, et al. [PDF] [TEXT]
  • Appellants National Rifle Association, et al. - Reply [PDF]
    Parties - FEC v. McConnell (No. 02-1676)
    Jurisdiction Phase
  • Appellants Federal Election Commission, et al. (Jurisdictional Statement) [PDF] [RTF] [TEXT]
  • Appellees Echols and O'Brock, et al. - Joint Motion to Affirm [PDF]
  • Appellants Federal Election Commission, et al. - Opposition (Echols, et al. Motion) [PDF]
  • Appellee National Association of Broadcasters - Motion to Affirm [PDF]
  • Appellants Federal Election Commission, et al. - Opposition (NAB Motion) [PDF]

    Merits Phase
  • Appellees Echols and O'Brock, et al. - Joint Brief to Affirm [PDF]
  • Appellees Echols and O'Brock, et al. - Joint Reply [PDF]

    Parties - McCain v. McConnell (No. 02-1702)
    Jurisdiction Phase
  • Appellants U.S. Senator John McCain, et al. (Jurisdictional Statement) [PDF]

    Merits Phase
  • Appellants U.S. Senator John McCain, et al. (Redacted Brief) [PDF]
    Parties - RNC v. FEC (No. 02-1727)
    Jurisdiction Phase
  • Appellants Republican National Committee, et al. (Jurisdictional Statement) [PDF]
  • Appellees Federal Election Commission, et al. - Response (Jurisdictional Statement) [PDF] [RTF] [TEXT]
  • Intervenor Appellees - Response (Jurisdictional Statement) [PDF]
  • Appellants Republican National Committee, et al. - Reply (Jurisdictional Statement) [PDF]

    Merits Phase
  • Appellants Political Parties [PDF]
  • Appellees Federal Election Commission, et al. [PDF] [TEXT]
  • Appellants Political Parties - Reply [PDF]

    Parties - National Right To Life Committee v. FEC (No. 02-1733)
    Jurisdiction Phase
  • Appellants James Madison Center for Free Speech, et al. (Jurisdictional Statement) [PDF]
  • Appellees Federal Election Commission, et al. - Response (Jurisdictional Statement) [PDF] [RTF] [TEXT]
  • Intervenor Appellees - Response (Jurisdictional Statement) [PDF]

    Merits Phase
  • Appellants National Right to Life Committee, et al. [PDF]
  • Appellants Political Parties [PDF]
  • Appellees Federal Election Commission, et al. [PDF] [TEXT]
  • Appellants National Right to Life Committee, et al. - Reply [PDF]
  • Appellants National Right to Life Committee, et al. - Appendix to Reply [PDF]
  • Appellants Political Parties - Reply [PDF]
    Parties - ACLU v. FEC (No. 02-1734)
    Jurisdiction Phase
  • Appellant American Civil Liberties Union (Jurisdictional Statement) [PDF]
  • Appellees Federal Election Commission, et al. - Response (Jurisdictional Statement) [PDF] [RTF] [TEXT]
  • Intervenor Appellees - Response (Jurisdictional Statement) [PDF]

    Merits Phase
  • Appellant American Civil Liberties Union [PDF]
  • Appellees Federal Election Commission, et al. [PDF] [TEXT]
  • Appellant American Civil Liberties Union - Reply [PDF]

    Parties - Adams v. FEC (No. 02-1740)
    Jurisdiction Phase
  • Appellants Victoria Jackson Gray Adams, et al. (Jurisdictional Statement) [PDF]
  • Appellees Federal Election Commission, et al. - Response (Jurisdictional Statement) [PDF] [RTF] [TEXT]

    Merits Phase
  • Appellants Victoria Jackson Gray Adams, et al. [PDF]
  • Appellees Federal Election Commission, et al. [PDF] [TEXT]
  • Appellants Victoria Jackson Gray Adams, et al. [PDF]
    Parties - Paul v. FEC (No. 02-1747)
    Jurisdiction Phase
  • Appellants Congressman Ron Paul, et al. (Jurisdictional Statement) [PDF]
  • Appellees Federal Election Commission, et al. - Response (Jurisdictional Statement) [PDF] [RTF] [TEXT]

    Merits Phase
  • Appellants Congressman Ron Paul, et al. [PDF]
  • Appellants Congressman Ron Paul, et al. - Appendix to Brief [PDF]
  • Appellees Federal Election Commission, et al. [PDF] [TEXT]
  • Appellants Congressman Ron Paul, et al. - Reply [PDF]

    Parties - California Democratic Party v. FEC (No. 02-1753)
    Jurisdiction Phase
  • Appellants California Democratic Party, et al. (Jurisdictional Statement) [PDF]
  • Appellees Federal Election Commission, et al. - Response (Jurisdictional Statement) [PDF] [RTF] [TEXT]

    Merits Phase
  • Appellants Political Parties [PDF]
  • Appellees Federal Election Commission, et al. [PDF] [TEXT]
  • Appellants Political Parties - Reply [PDF]
    Parties - AFL-CIO v. FEC (No. 02-1755)
    Jurisdiction Phase
  • Appellants American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), et al. (Jurisdictional Statement) [PDF]
  • Appellees Federal Election Commission, et al. - Response (Jurisdictional Statement) [PDF] [RTF] [TEXT]
  • Intervenor Appellees - Response (Jurisdictional Statement) [PDF]

    Merits Phase
  • Appellants AFL-CIO, et al. [PDF]
  • Appellees Federal Election Commission, et al. [PDF] [TEXT]
  • Appellants AFL-CIO, et al. - Reply [PDF]

    Parties - Chamber of Commerce of U.S. v. FEC (No. 02-1756)
    Jurisdiction Phase
  • Appellants Chamber of Commerce of the United States, et al. (Jurisdictional Statement) [PDF]
  • Intervenor Appellees - Response (Jurisdictional Statement) [PDF]

    Merits Phase
  • Appellants Chamber of Commerce of the United States, et al. [PDF]
  • Appellees Federal Election Commission, et al. [PDF] [TEXT]
  • Appellants Chamber of Commerce of the United States, et al. - Reply [PDF]
APPENDICES (All Cases):
  • Supplemental Appendix to Jurisdictional Statements, Vol. 1 [PDF]
  • Supplemental Appendix to Jurisdictional Statements, Vol. 2 [PDF]
  • Supplemental Appendix to Jurisdictional Statements, Vol. 3 [PDF]
  • Supplemental Appendix to Jurisdictional Statements, Vol. 4 [PDF]



 

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