I have posted the document here. The opinion addresses an important legal question about the ability of federal officeholders to raise funds for state initiative contests, including those (as in the Berman-Doolittle case) involving proposed changes to the redistricting process. The Mason-Toner opinion begins:
- We joined the Commission’s ruling today because the activities presented by the requestors do not implicate the ban on soft-money fundraising under Section 441i(e).
The threshold legal question in deciding whether Section 441i(e)