Tag: SpeechNow v. FEC

FSFP Hosts Virtual Briefing to Discuss Recent Developments in Lieu v. FEC, the Case That Could End SuperPACs

FSFP hosted a virtual briefing to discuss recent developments in Lieu vs. FEC, the case that could abolish super PAC spending in U.S. elections. Speakers for the online event included Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA-33), Professor Jeffrey Fisher (Stanford Law School), FSFP President John Bonifaz, and FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein. “The Supreme Court actually didn’t
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New reply brief in the case that could end super PACs

Today, we filed a short procedural reply brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Lieu v. Federal Election Commission, the case that could end super PACs. The goal of the Lieu litigation is to give the D.C. Circuit, or the Supreme Court, the opportunity to overturn the D.C. Circuit’s 2010 SpeechNow decision that created
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New Brief in the Case that Could End Super PACs

On Wednesday night, we filed our brief responding to the Federal Election Commission’s motion to dismiss in Lieu v. FEC, the case that could end super PACs. As explained in more detail here, we filed this lawsuit on behalf of a bipartisan coalition of Members of Congress and 2016 congressional candidates. The lawsuit, filed in federal district court in
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SpeechNow v. FEC – The Case that Created Super PACs, and Our Challenge

January 27 marks the eighth anniversary of oral argument in the case that created super PACs. Contrary to popular belief, super PACs were not created by the Supreme Court in Citizens United, but rather by a subsequent lower court decision called SpeechNow v. FEC, argued on January 27, 2010 (just six days after the Citizens United decision). As we
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New filing in the lawsuit that could end super PACs

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.

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Watch the St. Petersburg City Council Committee of the Whole Meeting

On October 27, 2016, the St. Petersburg City Council convened for a Committee of the Whole meeting to consider our proposed ordinance to abolish super PACs and ban foreign corporate money in local elections. Free Speech For People, American Promise-Tampa Bay, the League of Women Voters of St. Petersburg, and other allies played a critical
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