The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a lower court ruling and upheld Montana’s campaign contribution limits. Free Speech For People had submitted a series of amicus briefs in support of Montana’s limits as the case developed in the Ninth Circuit.
Late last night, Free Speech For People and allies filed papers in federal court in Arizona requesting that Judge Susan Bolton appoint an outside special prosecutor (known as a “private attorney”) to complete the prosecution of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio for contempt of court.
On Friday evening, August 25, President Trump issued a presidential pardon to Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona. This pardon shocks the conscience and constitutes an abuse of power warranting hearings on impeachment.
On Wednesday, August 16, we took the next step in Lieu v. FEC, the lawsuit that could end super PACs, by responding to the FEC’s efforts to stop our litigation before the court can even fully consider the issues.
Today, Free Speech For People filed a friend-of-the-court brief (along with Prof. David Fontana of George Washington University Law School) arguing that an Alaska campaign finance law should be upheld because it serves a compelling government interest in democratic self-government
On Thursday, June 22, we took the next step in Lieu v. FEC, the lawsuit that could end super PACs, by directly challenging in federal court the Federal Election Commission’s refusal to enforce federal contribution limits against super PACs.