March 21, 2011

The Supreme Court: Don't Have a Cao, Man

Today the Supreme Court denied cert. in Cao v. FEC, raising questions about federal party fundraising for candidates under BCRA I thought a grant was likely. Does this mean that Justice Alito and the Chief Justice are a bit gun-shy about wading back into the McCain-Feingold waters, or is something else at work? (Given that Justices Kennedy, Scalia, and Thomas were willing to grant cert. in the similar RNC v. FEC case, I had thought they'd be willing to do so here as well, though there were no dissents from denial of cert. in Cao.)

Posted by Rick Hasen at March 21, 2011 08:48 AM